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Old 01 May 2017, 16:42   #1
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Hello from Fife, scotland

I'm looking forward to learning the tips of the trade regards fishing from a sib.
Honwave 3.5 alu deck just purchased, cant wait to get started

i,m not new to small boat fresh water fishing, but new to sib ownership.
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Old 02 May 2017, 04:59   #2
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Welcome to RIBnet. They'll be out sibbing over the Bank Holiday - I expect you'll hear from someone shortly.
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Old 02 May 2017, 08:53   #3
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Thanks Willk,
maybe someone will post a how to video for the aluminium floor
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Old 02 May 2017, 11:32   #4
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Welcome to Ribnet Andy.

I owned a Honwave 3.5m alloy floor from new a few years back. Thought it well made and super stable. Yes the floor could be a pig until the knack was developed. Is yours new and have you managed to get the floor in at all yet?

Here's mine, I ran it with a 15hp 2-st Mariner. What outboard do you have?

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Old 02 May 2017, 13:25   #5
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Hi David
Yeah its brand new, it was kind of stuck to itself initially, no harm done to it ,just made it even more awkward.
I have managed to find the solution, (oars underneath ) and this made it a lot easier, not saying it was fast but it will get quicker with practice, that and the fact i could hardley breath using the foot pump. i have the battery pump coming from europe, got a great deal 50 quid cheaper than her ein the uk plus another rebate for bank holiday weekend, came in at 140 rather than 200.00

I have a brand new mariner 6HP, hopefully this will be enough as its for Loch fishing mostly and the occassional foray into the firth of forth for the mackerel.

Thanks for the reply,
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Old 02 May 2017, 14:04   #6
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Andy.

Yep if it's new the floor will be quite tight for the first couple of setups. The oars under and just inside the outer floor edge are crucial to making it doable.

The tubes have quite a capacity for a footpump and the supplied Honwave pump is not mechanically efficient re effort vs result.

A 6hp will drive that along at its maximum displacement speed so yes it's fine for the lochs... and as it's quite a heavy SIB from my experience you wouldneed to jump to at least a 15hp if you wish to plane with ease.
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Andy it is too easy to assemble your boat with 6hp outboard, and it is enough power to plane with 2 adults on board. But it would be a perfect hot rod with 15hp.
I started with 3,8mt sib with 10hp, then i bought 30hp 2 stroke, then i find a zodiac 4.8mt, and now 30hp seems a little weak to me for 4,8mt boat. Looking for a chance to find a tiller 40 hp. I mean the set up is growing up unavoidably

Be sure to use it at recomended pressure.
Here is a video for assemble for similar sib.

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Thanks Berat,
yeah i managed it yesterday using the oars underneath, that made it a whole lot simpler.
I cant ever see me going bigger, I've had two back operations in the past 8 years and the 3.5 will be more than enough for me to handle on my own, same goes for the weight of outboard too. I can see the appeal of a bigger outboard for some fun times though
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