An experienced jet skier, Ribnet newcomer DanielTD5 is now looking to buy his first RIB. He's after an economical runabout of around 4 metres and since he's never been in a RIB I invited him down for a trial in my Searider on the River Blackwater in Essex.
We launched Saturday morning in misty drizzle from Bradwell at the mouth of the estuary and headed up river towards the picturesque town of Maldon.
Here's Daniel at the helm in front of Bradwell nuclear power station. Blown away by the power and thrust from the Honda 30, he declares within 5 minutes that he'll be looking for a minimum of 40hp when he buys his boat