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Post by Redron » 18 Jan 2018, 11:49

Hello from a cold, wet and snowy Isle of Skye.
I am a member of a motorcycle forum and a Homebrew forum, both of which are highly informative and very friendly, hoping to find the same here.
I am now on the hunt for my first SIB which will be used for fishing the sheltered sea Lochs close to my home, so watch out for the inevitable ‘which SIB’ post....

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Re: Newbie

Post by Paul B » 18 Jan 2018, 11:59

Hi mate and welcome to the forum :welcome from a dull grey wet Oban, we are gaining quite a few members from Scotland :cheers ,

I have visited Skye numerous times, whilst it’s a lovely placeI don’t envy your weather :lol: it’s bad enough down ere,
On the sib question, it will all depend on your needs and budget, like how many people are going out , how far of shore you plan on going, transportation, are you going to trailer it, storeage at home, etc

Just fire away with your questions and folk will try and answer best they can
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Re: Newbie

Post by chris moody » 18 Jan 2018, 12:11

Hi Redron. You will find a massive amount of SIB related knowledge on this forum. If you post up your requirements (budget, number of people aboard, type of use, how you propose to transport it to and from the launch site, etc) the guys on here will point you in the right direction. I've learnt loads about SIBs from the guys on here.
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Re: Newbie

Post by Mitch » 18 Jan 2018, 12:49

Hi Redron & welcome, everyone on here is so easy going & are always ready to help out, I joined last year having no knowledge before hand, I looked through the archive stuff & learned so much that I’m confident on knowing what I need to be able to go out on my own into open water(providing its calm) & have an enjoyable day messing about & catching the fish that shore anglers don’t get any more so good luck on your new venture.

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Post by Cliff » 18 Jan 2018, 12:57

:welcome Redron, I agree, if you need help or advice, this is the place to be for boaty matters. I rember visiting Skye many years ago, it is a fantastic place, hope to visit again in the near future with my rib. :waterski
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Re: Newbie

Post by Redron » 18 Jan 2018, 15:06

Thanks for the welcome folks.
First ‘which sib’ posted ...

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Re: Newbie

Post by Martin » 18 Jan 2018, 18:52

Hi Redron :wavey , welcome to our little community with a big friendly informative atmosphere.
Many will follow up on your which sib post and hopefully send you in the right direction for something that’s going to tick the boxes for you.
Enjoy the forum, cracking guys and cracking info

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Post by pugwash2 » 18 Jan 2018, 21:32

:welcome :welcome :welcome
redron welcome to our boating community

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Re: Newbie

Post by Paul » 18 Jan 2018, 23:38

Hi there Redron and :welcome to the forum :D
Good to have you aboard :thumbsup

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Re: Newbie

Post by rogerblack » 19 Jan 2018, 15:48


Hi Redron, welcome aboard. You've definitely come to the right place for helpful, friendly advice and a bit of banter.

I've visited most of Skye many times over the years, using both of the ferries and the bridge. I left a pair of pyjama bottoms in a hotel in Edinbane about 40 years ago, keep meaning to go back and pick them up. Might not fit me now though . . .

Not had the boat there yet though, or the motorhome, so still much to experience, look forward to maybe meeting up with you one day.

If you ever venture over to the east coast give me a shout, I spend most of the summer in Fife and go out on the Firth of Forth whenever tide and weather suits.


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