With everyone eager to get out on their Sibs it was time to plan a get together.

Not one, not two but three days and three different locations over the May bank holiday weekend.

Day one: Littlehampton flotilla cruise up river from the slipway to the Black Rabbit pub and back this was an opportunity to bring the whole family for a trip out on the Sib. A great turn out with the weather being very kind to us.

Day two: Newhaven slipway. The plan was to catch and BBQ cook but with not much catching but plenty of banter the day was another huge success.

Day three: Shoreham lighthouse launch and along to the wrecks of Brighton beach. A great ending to the weekend with plenty of fish caught this time.

At the end of it I was shattered but chuffed with myself for pulling it off. Many thanks to all that made it.

Look out for more meet ups planed throughout the year courtesy of IBF and Sibfest 21.

So with confidence high following the amount of interest The Hydrus was getting from the Facebook Marketplace I wanted to order a lot more for 2021. The small boating industry had seen a sudden increase in popularity it seemed.

So with funding secured, a bit of negotiating over numbers and timing, I placed my order with the factory in October with an early shipping date of February/March expected.

Now all I need to do is sit back and relax.