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Old 03 May 2011, 06:52   #21
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Here's a couple of examples of what I was talking about earlier.......

The trident bods also appear to do a launch trolley that will take a SIB, and may even mate with one of their road bases......


http://ukhbbr.wordpress.com/how-to-d...e-built-boats/

http://www.tridentuk.com/sailing/pro...KTELRRCAN.html


And yes, if you want it in the car boot, you'll need a SIB. Just be aware that on the likes of fleabay, people call SIBS RIBS, and there are some small Avons out there that look like a SIB at first glance but have a fibreglass floor!
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Old 03 May 2011, 07:23   #22
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Ahh thanks for that, I was getting a bit confused when looking at them on ebay.

One thing I've noticed from looking at the ribs for sale page on this, and on ebay, is that there doesn't seem to be many inflatables for sale which have an engine anything above 4hp. Ideally I was looking for something at about 10hp, do you think that engine would be powerful enough for what I'm after, and do you know if I'm likely to be able to find any sibs with this engine for sale?
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Old 03 May 2011, 08:56   #23
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Yeah, the best you can do is look at the pics. I've found "Inflatable boat" mostly brings up sibs, but I have seen that search find a few 6+m ribs as well as kid's toys...

It's maybe worth having a peruse of some of the manufacturer's sites to get a feel for what will take a 10/15 Hp. Some sellers on Ebay will give the full spec, even tho' they are punting it with a 2 HP. I guess there may be a sales advantage to sell with a small engine, as they can then say it's "ready to go". If you get one that will take a bigger lump with a 2Hp, you just got a free Aux!

It does strike me as well if you have a small car, and go for the mega super pump talked about above, you could put the deflated boat rolled up on the roof, giving a bit more space for the engine in the car, and wonlt need an extended bar roof rack.
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Yeah I think I'll take a look at their websites. Outboards generally also seem to be quite sought after, but maybe I'll have better luck if I buy a SIB and then get another outboard.

I'm not too sure about bothering with a roof rack if I can get a boat which folds up to fit into the boot of my car, I've got quite a bit of space so I should be okay to fit that and an outboard in.
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I have the Bombard & stick it on the car roof with out a roof rack with no problems, just wheel it up to the back of the car & flip it over on to the roof & strap it down! But for its size & weight I think it is hard to beat!
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Avon all the way sr4 or 5.4 insore or the one and only paciffic 22 want get any better sea boat. ive had ribtec ribcraft gemmini xs5.50 and none of them match up to avon"s thats my advise all the best tho
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That setup looks pretty cool thanks for that. I've only got quite a small peugout 205 so not too sure if I could manage that but I've got quite a bit of space in the boot as the back seats fold down.

The other boats mentioned by gavlaP22, are they able to fold up or are they rigid hulled?
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Somewhere on the net there is a French chap who dose this with a small hatchback with no problems, if anything my car makes things harder as it is so tall! The other plus is how small they pack up & only 41Kg
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Yep, GalvaP's suggestions are all Rigid hulls. The 5.4 idealy needs at least a 60, so probably not what you're looking for!

As for the Pacific, you could probabbly park the 206 inside it!
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Ah lol thanks for the warning. I've actually seen a Bombard on ebay that already looked pretty suitable but it might sell for quite a lot because a lot of people are watching it.
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