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Old 22 October 2021, 11:20   #1
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Costco SIB 2021

I came across an old thread on here where people were buying a 3.3m SIB capable of taking a 15hp engine from Costco for less than £500. I was wondering if they or an equivalent are still available and if the price has gone up much? Normally I'd be a conventional GRP dinghy kind of man but if I can get an affordable SIB that's light enough to drag up the beach on transom wheels, be deflated and go in the back of the car and still be able to take a 10hp, 2 stroke outboard to give a little turn of speed then I'd be interested in giving a SIB a go. Not interested in spending thousands at this trial stage though.
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Old 22 October 2021, 12:57   #2
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It's going to be made in China.
Hope this fits the bill:
Aqua Marina - Budget Tunnel Hull SIB
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Costco was selling this for dirt cheap a while back:

https://www.amazon.ca/HydroForce-Mir.../dp/B00W1KUQA6



Look a blonde AND a brunette
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Costco was selling this for dirt cheap a while back:

https://www.amazon.ca/HydroForce-Mir.../dp/B00W1KUQA6



Look a blonde AND a brunette
Yes I’m sure that’s the same boat or a slight variation of it. Doesn’t look like they do them anymore though unfortunately, perhaps someone else does?
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This might be as near as you'll get for price...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294239126...Condition=1000

And someone doing them at £479 with scuffed carry bags...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334186443...Condition=1000
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Don't know anything about the sibs they sell but their diving gear and accessories have a good reputation. They do a lot of business with the Police, Rescue Services and Military.

https://www.ndiver.com/3-2m-navajo-wren-boat
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I came across an old thread on here where people were buying a 3.3m SIB capable of taking a 15hp engine from Costco for less than £500. I was wondering if they or an equivalent are still available and if the price has gone up much? Normally I'd be a conventional GRP dinghy kind of man but if I can get an affordable SIB that's light enough to drag up the beach on transom wheels, be deflated and go in the back of the car and still be able to take a 10hp, 2 stroke outboard to give a little turn of speed then I'd be interested in giving a SIB a go. Not interested in spending thousands at this trial stage though.
What you need to remember is costco is very seasonal ,you wont buy a xmas tree in july ,and you wont buy a inflateable sib in november ,dont worry they will be back with probhably an even better bargain in april /may
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0.7mm fabric ??
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Old 23 October 2021, 13:25   #9
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What do you expect for £499, Hypalon 🤔

The OP doesn't want to spend a lot, so you get what you pay for.
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This might be as near as you'll get for price...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294239126...Condition=1000

And someone doing them at £479 with scuffed carry bags...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334186443...Condition=1000
3.3m, capable of taking a 15hp engine and sub £500. I think you’ve hit the nail squarely on the head, I’ve just got to be brave enough to order one now. There’s very little else that floats available for less than £500 in the UK so what could possibly go wrong?
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3.3m, capable of taking a 15hp engine and sub £500. I think youíve hit the nail squarely on the head, Iíve just got to be brave enough to order one now. Thereís very little else that floats available for less than £500 in the UK so what could possibly go wrong?
One seller is stating 8hp, the other is stating 15hp.?
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One seller is stating 8hp, the other is stating 15hp.?
Ah, I’d missed out on the minor detail there. I’m hoping to go for a 2 stroke 9.9 in any case.
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Would anyone have any preference seller wise?
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Would anyone have any preference seller wise?
At the end of the day you are buying a cheap SIB.

3 dealers who bought wholesale selling the same SIB on eBay V's 1 seller who is selling an imported SIB in their own name who's reputation (re: diving gear) would be severly dented if it wasn't ok.

I know which way I'd be inclined to go, and I can personally vouch for their customer service.
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Come on Dave heís not half bad
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I thought "he" was the brunette that Dave was talking about
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