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Old 22 February 2017, 13:17   #1
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Hi!

Hey I'm new to ribs n sibs n boating in general n also the forum
I've got an excel xhd 385 with Yamaha f20bmh four stroke had it a couple months so far not been out much due to weather but looking forward to the summer n learning more n having fun in my new toy
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Old 22 February 2017, 13:40   #2
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Hi mate welcome the excel seems to be getting a popular boat enjoy
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Old 22 February 2017, 15:06   #3
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Thanks I'm mainly a fisherman but from reading a little on here seems like you fellas do some cool n interesting stuff with n too your boats any got anything they can teach me about the set up I've got I'll list to make it easyier
Excel xhd 385
Wheels on the back
Rod holders
Life jackets
VHF ship to shore n done course
Air pump
Water pump
Built in oars
Anchor chain rope
Compass
Yamaha f20bmh four stroke
Yamaha 25l tank
Spare fuel line
Throw rope

I've asked on the fishing forums I go on n got told here's the place to learn more so is there anything I'm missing? What do I need to know that's diff from boating? What's my set up good enough to do? I'm getting a nav n fish finder soon what would you recommend? Etc
Thanks gaz
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Old 22 February 2017, 18:06   #4
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Hi mate, welcome! You'll get loads of help and advice here. Everyone's been great to me.
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Old 23 February 2017, 02:57   #5
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Thanks I'm mainly a fisherman but from reading a little on here seems like you fellas do some cool n interesting stuff with n too your boats any got anything they can teach me about the set up I've got I'll list to make it easyier
Excel xhd 385
Wheels on the back
Rod holders
Life jackets
VHF ship to shore n done course
Air pump
Water pump
Built in oars
Anchor chain rope
Compass
Yamaha f20bmh four stroke
Yamaha 25l tank
Spare fuel line
Throw rope

I've asked on the fishing forums I go on n got told here's the place to learn more so is there anything I'm missing? What do I need to know that's diff from boating? What's my set up good enough to do? I'm getting a nav n fish finder soon what would you recommend? Etc
Thanks gaz
good starting point gaz, tool kit, first aid kit, flares, PLB, spare hand held radio. a good fish-finder/chart-plotter and a good deal a couple of weeks ago on force four chandlers is lowrance elite range but its down to budget hummingbird & Garmin are ok i've had all three. there is a thread on sib kit list i tend to carry the kitchen sink just me but when the proverbial hits the fan its always that bit you dont carry.
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Old 23 February 2017, 03:28   #6
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Welcome Gareth. That outfit should go well with the Yamaha 20... is the SIB air or alloy floored? Wonder if you will be using a trailer or doing a daily setup as I do?

Regarding the nav/fishfinder have a look at this thread...

Garmin 45DV chartplotter & transducer fit to SIB (Aerotec)

I chose a Garmin 45DV... different folks have their favourites but this unit has proved perfect in use over last year's season.
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Old 23 February 2017, 05:36   #7
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Thanks I'll have a look at what you guys have listed n it's an ally floor n I have it Ina trailer but usually slide it into the back off my van as it's easier to go far faster n not worry bout the trailer gettin nicked why I'm out, I'd like to kit it up abit but want to educate myself first befor spending anything so this is helping are there any meets you guys do I'm in Kent medway area
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Old 23 February 2017, 11:59   #8
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How due add pics?
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Old 23 February 2017, 13:09   #9
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How due add pics?
Scroll down from text box on reply to manage attachments hit that a box comes up with choose file do that then below upload, box at bottom shows progress do your text while they upload when thier loaded you can open to check when OK submit reply.

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Old 23 February 2017, 13:28   #10
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Thanks I'll have a look at what you guys have listed n it's an ally floor n I have it Ina trailer but usually slide it into the back off my van as it's easier to go far faster n not worry bout the trailer gettin nicked why I'm out, I'd like to kit it up abit but want to educate myself first befor spending anything so this is helping are there any meets you guys do I'm in Kent medway area
Hi Gareth. I was at AllIngton lock on Sunday looking into launching there. It looks lovely there might drop the boat in there during the first week in March.
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