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Old 31 January 2013, 02:54   #1
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Hello and looking for sib

Hi to everyone. I am a new member and I am looking for a sib between 3.5 and 4 metre with aluminium floor in Wales. I already have 15 hp outboard and bunked trailer but need boat for spring time to go and chase south west Wales bass. Look forward to speaking to like minded boaters. Johnny
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Old 31 January 2013, 14:07   #2
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15 on a 4 meter SIB sounds kind of small for general use. Unless you're going to always be lightly loaded in calm water, you may want more grunt or a smaller hull.

Just my $.02 (or .01 euro)

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Old 07 March 2013, 12:18   #3
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3.5 to 4m SIB

Hi Johnny5vikk

Any luck with your SIB yet?

There is a good choice of Alu floor SIBS in this category. I have had both Honwave 3.5 and Suzumar 3.6 metre with a 15hp 4-stroke. The 4 metre versions are quite a bit heavier, reducing top end and planing time, but I believe Quicksilver have one at 3.8 metre, so if you want bigger a good compromise. A 3.6 should push you along nicely at around 15-20mph with 2 up and some gear.

If you haven't found anything yet, try boatsandoutboards.co.uk for a good selection. If you have a estate car or hatchback, you should have no problem getting a well folded SIB to fit in without taking your trailer, so it might be worth looking a bit further afield.

Good luck and lets hope for some spring weather soon!
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Old 07 March 2013, 14:26   #4
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Hi, thanks for info, I have ordered a honwave t35ae from youngs boatyard in Swansea along with an icom handheld and a garmin 150 echo fish finder. I already have engine and a bunked trailer. Should get it any day now. Looking forward to getting it in the water, thanks again for info.
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Good choice.
Sorry if you know this already, but as a newbie to Sibbing, this might help...
As SIBS are very light, there is a tendency for the bow to rise until you are planing, especially if you are out alone with all weight in the stern. It can be a bit unnerving at first, but you will soon get used to distributing the weight. A tiller extension is worth a look, as it allows you to use the front bench position, helping to keep the bow down.
Enjoy your boat!
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Old 23 March 2013, 06:47   #6
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Am still waiting for my honwave and have been thinking about welding up an aluminium a frame to fit to transom in order to fit rod holders etc onto but will be fitting launching wheels also, was wondering if anyone has done something similar and would like to share ideas, was thinking maybe wheels on outside of transom and frame on inside sharing same nuts and bolts. Hope to get some feedback, thanks
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Alright J5,
Good to hear your nearly all ready to go, where are you planning on launching for your maiden voyage, if anywhere in Pembs I might see you out there.
All the best
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Launch

Hi. Will launch down your way at some point. Have a friend with an ally quintrex and we often launch his down Milford. Lots of secret bass marks:-) I will also launch at pwll gwaelod near Fishguard. The idea is that when sea is calm to go out in honwave at beach launch sites and when a bit rougher launch the quintrex on more accessable slips. May see you out. Would like any thoughts and photos of a frame idea though. Thanks
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I guess you are planning to keep the Honwave inflated? I attached standard tubular rod holders to the transom of a Honwave 3.8. No issues using self-tapers but remember to seal any bolt/screw holes you make.
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Rod holders

I have used tube type holders low on transom before but ruined two nice expensive reels as they got soaked in seawater, that's why I want an a frame, so reels are up out of the way but thanks for your input.
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