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Old 26 January 2021, 17:06   #1
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SIB or FRIB wanted in the UK for 2k or under

I'm new to boating and I'm looking to buy a used SIB or FRIB to get started.

My budget is £2000 (not including the outboard).

It needs to be at least 3.8m. I have been eyeing up the Honwave T38 and T40 but I am keeping an open mind. I'm not looking for a specific brand or model.

I intend to use it in saltwater so it needs to have a v shaped keel.
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Old 26 January 2021, 17:22   #2
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For £2k you can easily buy new. Check out Excel inflatables.

https://www.excel-inflatables.co.uk/
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Old 27 January 2021, 12:16   #3
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A good budget and I'm with Dave, if you want to spend that much buy new.
I think you need to give a bit more info before anyone can suggest makes and types of SIB.
What and where are you going to use it, store it, launch it, transport it.
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Can do a T38 with 4hp Mercury within budget if your interested
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I'm new to boating and I'm looking to buy a used SIB or FRIB to get started.

My budget is £2000 (not including the outboard).

It needs to be at least 3.8m. I have been eyeing up the Honwave T38 and T40 but I am keeping an open mind. I'm not looking for a specific brand or model.

I intend to use it in saltwater so it needs to have a v shaped keel.

Pm’d!!!
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Thanks for the advice.

I have just ordered an Excel Vanguard XHD435. I just need a motor to get a motor for it.

I will make a separate post about that, as I'm unsure what size to get.
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Honda 15hp in classifieds if that's of interest, can pm details and pics
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Thanks for the advice.

I have just ordered an Excel Vanguard XHD435. I just need a motor to get a motor for it.

I will make a separate post about that, as I'm unsure what size to get.
Nice, good quality, "BIG" piece of kit. Are you leaving it inflated on a trailer, or dry storing it where you launch it?
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Thanks for the advice.

I have just ordered an Excel Vanguard XHD435. I just need a motor to get a motor for it.

I will make a separate post about that, as I'm unsure what size to get.


Are you trailing it or “blow & go”?
I have a 20hp Suzuki on my Volaire, it’s about as much as I can man-handle. Any heavier & it would have to be a permanent fix on a trailed boat. I wouldn’t want anything any smaller power wise though.
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I have decided I want to go for a 30. My post is here.

I'm putting it inside a car but I will always have someone with me to help me.
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Old 07 February 2021, 16:06   #11
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I take it is a decent size car!!!!

A 30hp OB is about 70kg, that's a huge lump you are going to be lifting in and out of a car.
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