Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 30 November 2017, 12:09   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 11
rowing a rib (or sib)

I have a Yam 360S and it comes with paddles and no rowlocks, it was an ebay purchase, so it's not current.

( maybe I should post in the SIB section?)

I thought that was a bit odd and went into a local chandlers to ask if it was possible to retro fit rowlocks.

The guy there said they don't fit them because it's too big to row???

Looking at the current Yamaha range, they all have rowlocks up to 380S.

I find paddles far from ideal, surely oars would be better?

I have a 2.5hp backup motor to go with the 10hp OB, but figured some oars might be useful too.

Am I wasting my time in getting some rowlocks to stick on?
__________________

__________________
rich222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 November 2017, 12:25   #2
Member
 
Brage's Avatar
 
Country: Norway
Town: Oslo
Boat name: Seatrout express
Make: Zodiac Milpro
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 40
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by rich222 View Post

I find paddles far from ideal, surely oars would be better?

Am I wasting my time in getting some rowlocks to stick on?

Oars are much better. It`s hard to paddle a sib when its windy, and you can keep going much longer with oars.

Its plenty of rowlocks to choose from if you use google.

Best of luck, mate.
__________________

__________________
Brage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 December 2017, 04:35   #3
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 30HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 11,046
rowing a rib (or sib)

You can definitely row a boat that size, and actually it might row better than some of the really small sibs with no keel.

Rowlocks can be glued on but will need the right prep as the are taking quite a load. With a boat as big as that decent oars will be important as youíll want them reasonably long (probably long enough to make storage a bit of a pain) and stiff so they donít flex in use.

If you have an aux Iím not sure Iíd bother unless you enjoy rowing.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 December 2017, 05:12   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Yamaha 15Hp 2-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,191
We have paddles on the Aerotec and as I am always at least two adults I'm happy with them for emergencies and getting into really shallow situations. This summer 20yr old daughter and I went round the Teignmouth moorings for a long way with just paddles.

If you are ever one up a paddle is near useless.

If you have an aux then like Poly I wouldn't bother with oars and fitting rowlocks unless you use the SIB in an unusual way where you go longer distances hand powered.
__________________
Fenlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 December 2017, 07:53   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Excel 435
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,828
You would have to be extreamly unlucky to need paddles or oars with two engines keep the paddles for the last few meters when coming ashore if needed.
__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 December 2017, 10:04   #6
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,979
I put rowlocks onto an Aerotec 380 and it rowed surprisingly well. Definitely better than trying to paddle it.
__________________

__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib, sib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.