Newbie to the water!
My name is Stan, living in Wicklow/Dublin Ireland, I'm 26 and I bought a sib!
Newbie to the water, at least I'm a newbie to having an engine! Was around kayaks and rowing for many years until a back injury caused anything with an orr to leave me in a bed ridden state for several days after being out on the water!
So I decided I'd do it as cheap as possible and try get back out and from looking around a sib seems to be the most bang for your buck for floating around the harbour and the coast!
A package of a Kolibri 450dsl sib with an alloy floor, a 15hp 4stroke Parson outboard with fuel tank and just been serviced and a galvised trailer popped up on a local sale site so was arranged to check it out. The man (absolute gent) lived near by the Shannon river and we went out on a test drive and I realised how much I missed the water so naturally when we loaded up the deal was done and I didn't unload till I got home! 😂
The Kolibri brand doesn't seem to be all that popular but they seem like half decent quality and there's few reviews, same with the parson but for the money I gave if they both serve me the year I'll be happy and maybe move up to a rib but it was a good entry level package to the world of motor boats!
Some great info here on the forum and no doubt some of you will answer some of my ridiculous questions at some point! 😂