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Old 09 June 2011, 23:20   #1
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Country: UK - England
Boat name: SeaRider SR4
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: 55HP Yam
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 28
From Holland with inflatables...

Oi there all,

I am Chris, 20 y.o. and live approximatly 1 metre below the sea surface in The lovely Netherlands. In case the crap hits the fan and the sea tries to reclaim this, I equipped myself with a German-made SIB; DSB 'Zephyr' 504.

By the time I got hold of it, it had been in off-shore use most of his live yet very well maintained. I've rigged it with an 40 Hp Mercury Sea Pro outboard.
For those interested; it's technically the same inflatable as used by The Dutch Royal Marines Corps for small-troop amphibious operations.

It's primary use is for recreational boating of course. Appart from that, i've used this SIB in a kind of Military Simulation event as a try-out.
(Note; all 'weapons' as can be seen on the picture below in this post are just replica's of the real thing, and unable to inflict serious damage, it's just part of the sport.)
However, I have some issue's with this SIB, which I will adress in the near future on this great forum!

My second project is something I guess is an Avon seen on the third picture. (anyone?)
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Old 20 June 2011, 20:52   #2
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Town: Pacific NW, USA
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Good planning and nice pictures - Welcome to RIBnet
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