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Old 13 February 2013, 05:41   #11
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Thanks for the reply's.

We re staying at Hill of Oaks. I think we can launch from the site.

So I should be looking at a SIB that is around 3.5m and with a 25hp for knee boarding.

Can you recommend any SIB's, outboard engines that don't depreciate as much and or are sought after in the used sales world so that I wont find it too difficult to sell on next year.

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Stick to top brand names for sib and outboard and you'll always have a good re-sale value

Will you be using a trailer? If not definately buy a 2 stroke because a 4 stroke will be too heavy to lift into the car etc
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Old 13 February 2013, 09:52   #12
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very easy launching at Hill o' Oaks. Daughter launches a ski-boat there when the weather is fit, which wasn't often last year. Pray for a better summer!
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Old 13 February 2013, 09:55   #13
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yes hill of oaks is where i normally stay, two slipways 3 jettees great site!

last sib i had was Honwave and Yam 30hp two stroke, yam engines have good resale, i sold my Honwave easy,
there are other good sibs and engines.
to wakeboard youll need a sib with a inflatable v to be able to plane.
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yes hill of oaks is where i normally stay, two slipways 3 jettees great site!

last sib i had was Honwave and Yam 30hp two stroke, yam engines have good resale, i sold my Honwave easy,
there are other good sibs and engines.
to wakeboard youll need a sib with a inflatable v to be able to plane.
Thanks - is the inflatable to create waves?
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Guys , I sib with 30hp is a quick machine.. I think some on here have forgotten how quick sibs with medium sized 2 strokes are...
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inflatable v is the hull (bottom of boat) if you buy a flat bottom sib boat it will not plane (rise out of the water) you will therefore not go fast enough to tow a knee board.

two types of inflatable v
  1. aluminium floor with inflatable tube underneath
  2. all inflatable floor
pros and cons to both i had 1. more rigid, but more involved to make, i had a trailer for it.

big debate though

Honwave 3.8 Air V Floor or 4.0 Alluminum
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i`ve been looking at the honwave 4m alli ....brand new 900
but a little worried on it`s weight

my current sib is a 3m that a push with a 15 mariner in my honest opinion it is a little small for 4 people but planes a treat

i dont think you need to go silly as you may not like it! but a 3.3m or 3m at a push with an 8 or 10hp should give plenty of fun , check out one of aj`s videos i`m not sure what he`s got but it`s a small sib with plenty of fun

if you keep an fleabay for a yam,mariner,merc,etc you`ll have no problem selling on

off to the lakes myself this weekend well carlisle anyway
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Stick to top brand names for sib and outboard and you'll always have a good re-sale value

Will you be using a trailer? If not definately buy a 2 stroke because a 4 stroke will be too heavy to lift into the car etc

Completely agree with this. Stick to the premium brands and you will sell with very little loss. For engine go 2 stoke Yamaha, Mariner, Mercury. For Sib think Avan, Zodiac, Honwave, Suzumar, Bombard etc.

Although a 3-3.4m with a 10hp will be great fun on the lake, it wont be big enough or have enough power to board the kids. My son can board behind a Honwave 4m with a 20hp 2 stroke, but only just.

We had caravans on Hill of Oaks for years when we were kids, it was a great place when virtually every caravan had a boat. Depending on where your caravan is, you may be close enough to one of the many launching points to get away without a trailer.
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Guys , I sib with 30hp is a quick machine.. I think some on here have forgotten how quick sibs with medium sized 2 strokes are...
I agree, these 20 - 30 hp engines are too much for a 3 - 3.5m SIB, my 3.10 flys with a 9.8 hp Tohatsu, I have been around boats all my life and at times when I am on my own it worries me how quick it is. Go easy guys.
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Guys , I sib with 30hp is a quick machine.. I think some on here have forgotten how quick sibs with medium sized 2 strokes are...
Agreed..... I've had a few quick-ish cars and motorbikes but my sib still feels rapid on anything but flat water
One person in my futura with 25hp on choppy water feels quicker than flat out my yamaha R6
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