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In or out?

A sib is a soft floor inflatable boat (SIB) that will roll up and fit into a bag to ease with carrying or storage.
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In or out?

Postby pritch » 14 Nov 2017, 00:22

After doing the back breaking task of pulling my sib out of the garage, unrolling and inflating for the third time this week it got me thinking.
Would the sib be better off inflated on the drive under a cover, than it would be rolled up in the garage?
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Re: In or out?

Postby Martin » 14 Nov 2017, 00:34

A quick look online, so could be incorrect lol.. your bison 390 weighs in st 30kg ?

I used to carry my Honwave in and out of the garage and it was a ball ache (getting past the caravan) until I started moving it on a sack cart.
All wrapped up in its bag and bungeed onto the cart it was so much easier.
Until someone ran over the sack cart :lol: ... :stop :thud
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Re: In or out?

Postby pritch » 14 Nov 2017, 03:17

Martin wrote:A quick look online, so could be incorrect lol.. your bison 390 weighs in st 30kg ?

I used to carry my Honwave in and out of the garage and it was a ball ache (getting past the caravan) until I started moving it on a sack cart.
All wrapped up in its bag and bungeed onto the cart it was so much easier.
Until someone ran over the sack cart :lol: ... :stop :thud

I only know the combined weight which is 86kg.
It doesn't sound a bad idea using a sack cart :thumbsup
It's got to the stage where I take a tramadol now before I even think about setting the sib up :(
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Re: In or out?

Postby The Hobbit » 14 Nov 2017, 06:14

I use a sack trolly too Pritch. I've also bolted a piece of wood to the top so it doubles as a stand / mover for my outboard too. I take it to launch sites sometimes. Saves lugging the whole setup I can split it. Boat complete less outboard then the motor on the sack trolly. Saves some grunting :!: :!: :D
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Re: In or out?

Postby chris moody » 14 Nov 2017, 08:22

Another vote for using a sack trolley. Makes moving the rolled up Sib easy. Just make sure the wheels don't rub on the Sib as you push it along.
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Re: In or out?

Postby PaulR » 14 Nov 2017, 08:29

Its something I will be investing in, I think I am going to need a new car to carry all this gear.
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Re: In or out?

Postby chris moody » 14 Nov 2017, 08:31

I have ended up changing my car for something bigger, and buying a van as well since I started this boating lark :)


PaulR wrote:Its something I will be investing in, I think I am going to need a new car to carry all this gear.
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Re: In or out?

Postby PaulR » 14 Nov 2017, 08:33

My car just has a boot, a huge one but still a boot. The fold down seat will help but will still be a struggle. Maybe a little van is in order.
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Re: In or out?

Postby chris moody » 14 Nov 2017, 09:03

Maybe a roof rack or roof box will give you extra storage space? Just an idea.
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Re: In or out?

Postby Martin » 14 Nov 2017, 09:38

Roof cars/roof box or maybe the outboard on a modified cycle rack ?
All options to keep the car replacement at bay :?
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