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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 March 2018, 03:13
Replies: 2
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Posted By hydroforce3
Awesome mate thanks

Awesome mate thanks
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 March 2018, 18:57
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By hydroforce3
Loch etieve sib launch

Hi guys im wondering if there is a launch fee to launch from kellys pier at taynuilt loch etieve? If so how much and where do i pay my fee? I have a last min trip for sunday and apparently we are...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 02 January 2018, 10:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By hydroforce3
Braving a swell...

hi guys it's me again,

I'm just wondering as I've never been out in anything but flat calm and fortunately its always stayed that way until I return to the dry stuff...what I'm wondering is if I...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 27 December 2017, 13:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By hydroforce3
bloody hell I don't fancy that happening,... Back...

bloody hell I don't fancy that happening,... Back in june me and my girlfriend were 1mile out tope fishing, we anchored and baited up...about an hour later the swell was getting bigger and I wanted...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 26 December 2017, 09:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By hydroforce3
Thats why im wondering if attatching at the stern...

Thats why im wondering if attatching at the stern can bring the sturn down to the waterline could this happen to the bow too if i left it tied up to the bow D RING amd motored forward. Could this...
Forum: Engines & props 24 December 2017, 10:53
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By hydroforce3
Hi guys i have the engine and its immaculate he...

Hi guys i have the engine and its immaculate he serviced the engine for me we ended up going halfers on the parts and all it needed was oil and filter change and a set of plugs, gear oil was still...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 18 December 2017, 10:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By hydroforce3
Alderney ring anchor retreival on a sib?

Hi guys im just wondering if this would be possible and if so would i leave the anchor rode tied up to the bow as i steam in a forward in a shallow arch or would that drag the bow down under the...
Forum: Engines & props 17 December 2017, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By hydroforce3
yeah, good point! il get in touch with him and...

yeah, good point! il get in touch with him and arrange a service, don't want to swap a cracker for a complete dud! did that with a car once and won't be happening again lol, cheers mate
Forum: Engines & props 17 December 2017, 15:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By hydroforce3
thanks guys for your replies I was a bit worried...

thanks guys for your replies I was a bit worried about the transom being ripped off by the sheer power of the new engine but as you have all said it will all be fine il just slowly ease the throttle...
Forum: Engines & props 14 December 2017, 14:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By hydroforce3
Overpowering

hi guys im wondering what would be the dangers of overpowering a SIB by 5hp?, my sib has a max power rating of 15hp but a friend of a friend has offered a straight swap for my current 10hp honda for...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 11 December 2017, 07:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By hydroforce3
Hi guys thanks for the replies seen as my boat...

Hi guys thanks for the replies seen as my boat has only 1 D-ring at the bow I have ordered 2 additional D-ring patches and 2part poly marine PVC adheisive to add my own extra points on the bow, id...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 05 December 2017, 18:26
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By hydroforce3
Drift anchor advice

Hi guys i have just purchased a 450mmX600mm sea anchor or drogue as some may prefur to call them and i have a question...the straps that are already attached to the drogue are only about 2ft long, is...
Forum: Engines & props 05 December 2017, 06:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By hydroforce3
awesome guys il look into getting a small tach...

awesome guys il look into getting a small tach and gather some figures and repost as soon as the weather breaks and allows me to test. as far as weight balancement in the boat i have made my own...
Forum: Engines & props 02 December 2017, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By hydroforce3
hi, paintman i haven't got a clue on what is max...

hi, paintman i haven't got a clue on what is max revs are as I have no console or gauge, the engine is mounted at the right height as the cavitation plate sits at half an inch below the lowest part...
Forum: Engines & props 30 November 2017, 09:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By hydroforce3
More power!

hi guys i currently own a honda 10hp four stroke 06 model outboard and just recently upgraded my boat to a slightly larger size. Now with me a passenger and tackle it seems to have lost power even at...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 28 June 2017, 07:58
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By hydroforce3
awesome guys thank you very much for your...

awesome guys thank you very much for your thoughts and advice guys cheers think il go for it as looks loads better than my current sib
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 28 June 2017, 07:52
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By hydroforce3
I want to find out about the boat quality and...

I want to find out about the boat quality and manufacturing are they a decent well made boat or will it fall to pieces?
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 28 June 2017, 07:50
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By hydroforce3
no i have a launch trolley that goes into the...

no i have a launch trolley that goes into the back of the van and we build it up when we arrive and hand launch the boat on the trolley down to the waterfront or slipway
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 28 June 2017, 07:29
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By hydroforce3
seapro 3.4m heavy duty

Hi guys I'm looking into buying a new sib and found the above boat online, I spoke to my local boat store and told me to stay AWAY from SEAPRO!!... as they are cheap Chinese crap, they look nice and...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 04 June 2017, 15:49
Replies: 39
Views: 4,500
Posted By hydroforce3
I'm going to try this tomorrow lol sorry if I...

I'm going to try this tomorrow lol sorry if I sound like complete dumb ar*e guys I'm relatively new to sibbing and eager to learn as I don't want to be that "idiot" that doesn't know what he's doing...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 04 June 2017, 15:26
Replies: 39
Views: 4,500
Posted By hydroforce3
ah no way, erm i think i may look into a...

ah no way, erm i think i may look into a seamanship course of some sort to further understand wind, tide, direction and sea states etc...

cheers guys thanks for your patience
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 04 June 2017, 15:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By hydroforce3
brilliant lol looks like I'm stealing the missus...

brilliant lol looks like I'm stealing the missus rubber doormat then :whistling:
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 04 June 2017, 15:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By hydroforce3
Another thing...will 5mm braided anchor rope cut...

Another thing...will 5mm braided anchor rope cut through tubes too?
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 04 June 2017, 15:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By hydroforce3
HOLY SH*T I've just spooled my reel with braid...

HOLY SH*T I've just spooled my reel with braid for tope fishing from the sib, didn't even give that a thought till just now, do you think I should remove the braid and stick to mono?
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 04 June 2017, 14:45
Replies: 39
Views: 4,500
Posted By hydroforce3
ok so i need a slight easterly to start building...

ok so i need a slight easterly to start building up my confidence then if I do ever have an engine problem i will be blown back to shore rather than out to sea and please correct me if im wrong...if...
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