Sib trailer

A sib is a soft floor inflatable boat (SIB) that will roll up and fit into a bag to ease with carrying or storage.
There are many different manufacturers and floor designs to suit your needs.
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Post by Heanor2014 » 06 Dec 2017, 19:47

Looking for a second hand boat trailer for the 4.3m sib. But where do I start? Should the bunker be under the tube or near the end of the floor where it meets the tube?

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Re: Sib trailer

Post by Paul B » 06 Dec 2017, 20:43

Mine supports both the tubes and the floor , but the bunks are supporting the floor more than the tubes
Edit. It also has a roller directly under the transom and a roller further forward to support the keel
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Re: Sib trailer

Post by Captain cod » 06 Dec 2017, 21:06

The bunks should be under the tubes and either a roller or V shaped piece directly under the transom

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Post by Heanor2014 » 06 Dec 2017, 22:12

Any manufacturers you can recommend?

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Re: Sib trailer

Post by Martin » 06 Dec 2017, 23:30

Extreme and indespension seem popular, though don't be taken in by the price of the extreme small bunk trailer, it doesn't compare anything like spec wise to the indespension micro.
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Re: Sib trailer

Post by Paul » 07 Dec 2017, 00:11

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If you decide to buy second hand then always factor in wheel bearing replacement costs :idea: and possible suspension unit replacement if it's an older trailer :!:
The seller will always say "new bearings fitted" or "just serviced" which means nothing in the boating world unless there's receipts to prove it :!: as anyone can pump some grease into the bearings to cover up knackered bearings which will fail a few miles 'down the line' :(
TBH I've always replaced the bearings on any trailer I've purchased, unless new and always checked for end play for 'peace of mind' regardless of history as I trust no one with regard to trailers having towed for 43 years :oops:
Calling out a breakdown service with trailer issues is the biggest ball ache imaginable :thud :twisted:
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Re: Sib trailer

Post by Heanor2014 » 07 Dec 2017, 19:18

Thanks for the advice so far. I normally replace bearing after every purchase.
I'm stick and can't decide which was to go, I have seen a few trailer with skids instead of bunkers. I want to carry some weight in the boat while in transit. Like equipment and maybe the outboard ( to save damaging the transom).

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Re: Sib trailer

Post by Heanor2014 » 07 Dec 2017, 19:27

I should add that I do have a small trailer for my small sib. But my 4.3 only just fits on its width ways and is too long. I did consider making a longer drawbar. But I'm not about transporting long distances on a trailer that's at its limit.

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Re: Sib trailer

Post by Jeff Stevens 763 » 08 Dec 2017, 10:25

i got mine new from tyrone snell trailers but be aware transport costs from cornwall
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Re: Sib trailer

Post by Steve » 08 Dec 2017, 12:07

Jeff, that looks like a great trailer! Just looked at their website - like the custom made approach... Mind if I ask how much yours cost?

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