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Old 10 November 2003, 11:49   #1
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Season over? Or am I getting softer than my hull?

Looks like the SIB won't be seeing any more water till the spring. The temperature around here during the last few days has varied from -15C to -20C and the river and lake shores are getting iced over pretty quickly. This morning the temperatures shot up to a balmy -4C but I don't think that will last very long.

In previous years I've used the boat as late as the last week of November for deer hunting, but the temperature was a little milder and I was probably a little hardier. What time of year do you fellows in the UK normally call it a season?
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Old 10 November 2003, 12:16   #2
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Old 10 November 2003, 14:20   #3
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We tend not to stop. But the soft ones go from late March till end of October. The sea doesnt freeze here very often .
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Old 11 November 2003, 02:01   #4
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You'll have to explain that one prairie tuber.

I'll be out for my traditional new year's day sibbing session up in Scotland. The temperature is likely to be around freezing. I have been out in the Cromarty Firth when there were sheets of ice in the water but we did not find them untill it was almost too late!

You'll find that the ribbsters/sibbsters in the north of the uk keep going out all year round but the softies down south put their boats away at the end of August!

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Old 11 November 2003, 04:04   #5
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You'll find that the ribbsters/sibbsters in the north of the uk keep going out all year round but the softies down south put their boats away at the end of August!

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I beg to differ

maybe those oldies, but I sure for one aint giving up! But i did buy some thermals this year

And I know I will be out boxing day cuz my bro is recieving his dry suit for X-mas, and he'll be wanting to test it
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Old 11 November 2003, 06:49   #6
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You'll find that the ribbsters/sibbsters in the north of the uk keep going out all year round but the softies down south put their boats away at the end of August!


Er no you silly bacon sarnie eating northan man lol :-)

in actual fact me and Phil Davies were out on Sunday ribbing about and saw a seal, its my first sighting of a seal local to me and i almost peed on its head as we had stopped for a toilet break and he popped up to say hello. And yes us southern softies plan to keep going out all Christmas.
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Old 11 November 2003, 09:52   #7
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You'll have to explain that one prairie tuber.

Well, the whitetail deer season normally starts with archery only at the end of August and continues through to rifle season which begins mid-November and ends early December.

SIBS are ideal for lake country deer hunting as you they will get you from lake to lake quickly and safely. While not as portable as canoes, the additional stablility and bouyancy makes a SIB far safer, especially if hauling game such as deer or moose across windswept lakes.

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Old 11 November 2003, 17:11   #9
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Have you got an ice breaker on that sib of yours?
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Old 11 November 2003, 22:20   #10
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No, but apparently this guy does (from Polaris Inflatables website),
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