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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby John » 19 May 2017, 16:10

Steve, that Honwave looks good on the roof! shame it's not the safest option :)

My sib is only 320, so a bit smaller with a 9.9 Yamaha.
I went away in an estate car and some friends lent me a roof box. It worked great.
I got the aluminium floor panels, 3 life jackes, oars, petrol tank (full!), seats, pump and loads more stuff in it.
The boat and outboard went in the back with luggage ect.

A large roof box might help you.
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby Andy B » 20 May 2017, 08:56

I'l warn you, they do bounce around on the roof!
Personally i wouldn't go far and certainly not at speed...
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby Mitch » 21 May 2017, 09:59

Hi Paul, thanks for the information, that has been very usefull, going on what you have said i now know what size i need & what engine, i think i'd rather go for the bit extra with the 15 or a 20hp which ever comes up, as for boats i think i'll start with a sib the only thing i'm a bit worried about is how much the floor moves as its going along, i suppose i need to try one to check if i want an inflated deck or a rigid one. Theres also the cost involved, it seems that if i by new it would be around the £7000 mark once i've got every thing i need but a second hand sib would be btween £1500-£3000 & if i find i don't use it enough then it's not such a waste of money.
If anybody knows the best place to start looking for second hand sibs & motors i would appreciate it, i've only looked on ebay.

Steve thanks fo that although i'm a little surprised about the lack of space in the merc, i'd have thought with the seats down ther would have been plenty of room so something else for me to look at. The wife looked at your pic with it on top of the car & said "no way you're raving mad if you think i'm having anything to do with this mad idea". I guess shes not too enthusiastic about the whole thing but boys will be boys.
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby Mitch » 21 May 2017, 10:03

Hi John, i think the idea of a top box is an excellent idea, i remember the father in law used to have one on his espace & the amount of things he got in that was unbeleivable so thats a good way of getting around any lack of space.Cheers.
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby chris moody » 21 May 2017, 11:49

Mitch, I think your prices are a bit out. A new Honwave T32IE or T38IE is going to cost you probably around £1200. I would expect you to get a new boat and new outboard and all the other essential kit needed for under £4000
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby chris moody » 21 May 2017, 12:41

I bought my T32ie from Steve at Hendy Marine. He will do you a T32ie or T38ie, either on its own or as a package with an engine. For example a T38ie plus BF15 package is £3095 incl VAT. T38IE on it's own is £1050 incl VAT.

http://hendymarine.co.uk/t38-ie-79-p.asp
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby chris moody » 21 May 2017, 12:43

Here is the link for the T32ie

http://hendymarine.co.uk/t32-ie-78-p.asp
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby chris moody » 21 May 2017, 12:59

As long as the high pressure air floors are fully inflated to the correct pressure there is very little movement of the floor. My T32ie floor does not flex at all, not sure about the longer T38ie though (but others will be able to advise on the T38ie floor)

Mitch wrote: ..... as for boats i think i'll start with a sib the only thing i'm a bit worried about is how much the floor moves as its going along, i suppose i need to try one to check if i want an inflated deck or a rigid one
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby Andy B » 21 May 2017, 13:12

Mitch wrote:If anybody knows the best place to start looking for second hand sibs & motors i would appreciate it, i've only looked on.

There's a lot of rubbish goes through eBay, but if you know what you are looking for you'll find a few gems :D
The best bit of advice I would offer is to start a conversation with the seller.
Ask to view the engine before the auction ends, and turn up with cash ;-)

Prices on outboard are very seasonal and they are just now starting to rise. So winter is a good time to buy.....

I won't give away all my secrets, but I've a 9.9hp Tohatsu 2 stroke just in if anyone's interested 8-)

Gumtree also seems to throw up some bargains......
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Re: Landlubber to be converted

Postby Mitch » 21 May 2017, 17:39

Thanks chris, the price i was looking at was for a Frib new+engine etc so the honwave at the moment looks more atractive, thanks for the links, i'm going down to southampton later in the week so i'm gonna pop into hendy's & have a good look & a chat & hopefully sort something out very soon. I'm probably looking at the T38which has almost 24" more lenght & so quite a bit more space but i'll wait to have a look next week.
Thanks all for the information its been very handy although some of it has made my head spin a bit .
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