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Old 15 May 2011, 10:18   #11
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I'm in the process of working out equipment for my SIB (2.7m airdeck). My usage is in sheltered waters, never more than a mile or so from shore but several miles from my recovery point. It's basically a bathtub sized thing. Scaling down from offshore cruising is tricky - but one has to be sensible as to what can be carried.

My Likely Incident Scenarios are:

1. Engine failure
2. Capsize (very possible in this pocket rocket )
3. Puncture/damage

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2.5 kg Bruce Anchor, 4m of 6mm chain and about 75m of fine braided line - currently in an small cordura sports bag but in a larger boat it would be in a flap draining bucket. I have a small bailer in the bag and a sturdy plastic bag to line the sports bag to act as a big bailer. There is a very small fender in there too, in case I need to ditch the anchor line in a hurry when fishing.
Sturdy painter and large Carabiner - anchor chain can be clipped to this for quick beach mooring.
Small tool kit - sufficient to change plugs, repair starter rope, mend fuel lines.
Spare fuel primer bulb and jubilee clips, cable ties, etc.
Clamshell puncture repair gadget. This means a pump too - looking for a good solution for this. Small cheapie pumps seem to be pants - any ideas?
The ground gear goes in the sports bag in the bow - keeps it down a bit.
Everything else goes in a 1300 Pelicase which is on a 1m lanyard. I have a small compass, GPS, divers torch, killcord, two smoke flares and a tiny 1st aid kit in there too. There's still spare space for a few energy bars, phone, car keys, etc. It's amazing what fits in a 1300 pelicase!

On my person I have a VHF and a PLB, maybe the torch if it was later in the day.

I don't carry spare fuel as the tank is 12L - the engine can only burn 4.5L/hr at WOT so almost impossible to achieve an empty tank in the few hours one wants to be in an inflatable bathtub for....
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Old 15 May 2011, 12:42   #12
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I am sure a 2.5 kg will be fine.
I think my 8kg is overkill but I would rather be sure its gunna stop me and its isn't that heavy.

Forgot to say I am a pack away Sibber! I have a 3,2 airdeck and a 9.9hp and it isn't that much trouble to do.

I am lucky enough to have a company van I can throw it all into though.

Given the choice and if I had a garage I would trailer it!!
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Old 15 May 2011, 12:44   #13
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I am sure a 2.5 kg will be fine.
I think my 8kg is overkill but I would rather be sure its gunna stop me and its isn't that heavy.

Forgot to say I am a pack away Sibber! I have a 3,2 airdeck and a 9.9hp and it isn't that much trouble to do.

I am lucky enough to have a company van I can throw it all into though.

Given the choice and if I had a garage I would trailer it!!
Ill be putting mine in the van and dismantling everytime,,, how do you get yours into the water,, with engine on ? any problems?
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Solid wheels/rollers for me - but I don't need to haul over sand...
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Solid wheels/rollers for me - but I don't need to haul over sand...
With motor on? mines really front heavy,,its a backbreaker moving this alone.
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My motor only weighs 26kg
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With motor on? mines really front heavy,,its a backbreaker moving this alone.
Timo,

I tried mine very quickly when I bought it, lifting the nose up and wheeling it about 2 feet on the transom wheels. I was also a bit suprised of the weight! Factor in the gradient of the ramp and perhaps some sand and stones and the boat gets heavier!

Don't laugh, but i'm thinking of making myself a harness to pull it up the ramp?

I'm just goint to have a little drive down to Minnis Bay to check the ramp out. Thornbackflounder recommended this ramp to me. I want to see how steep it is?


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Old 15 May 2011, 13:12   #18
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Mine is on transom launch wheels. I load the boat up and put the OB on and then roll it in.

Simple!!
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Old 15 May 2011, 13:13   #19
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Timo,

I tried mine very quickly when I bought it, lifting the nose up and wheeling it about 2 feet on the transom wheels. I was also a bit suprised of the weight! Factor in the gradient of the ramp and perhaps some sand and stones and the boat gets heavier!

Don't laugh, but i'm thinking of making myself a harness to pull it up the ramp?

I'm just goint to have a little drive down to Minnis Bay to check the ramp out. Thornbackflounder recommended this ramp to me. I want to see how steep it is?


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Daft question maybe,,, iwas thinking about fitting a wheel somehow to the bow,,, how would i do it though,,, i seen those foldable trailer jobbies , but its going to be even more time consuming building one of them everytime as well as the boat .
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Mine is on transom launch wheels. I load the boat up and put the OB on and then roll it in.

Simple!!
I see how easy it sounds,,,lol... my boat probably has a nose weight something like 60 kilo,,, thats with th OB on the backend.
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