Originally Posted by Fenlander
>>>as David says (and he and I know from selling a few!)
Yes of all the SIB/15hp 2-stroke outfits I've owned over the last decade to try and find the perfect SIB for our use I think pretty well every one has done no worse than got its money back on resale.
If you buy immaculate/well serviced and keep them that way they are going to hold their money for many years.
So have you gone off the Excel or is the 15hp for something else?
The excel looks great, and good value too, however 4.3m and towing hitch was just over 17ft, too long for the garage I was hoping to use, would only just fit on my drive. Decided that the excel is still a sib (not rib) so just get another smaller boat without storage issues, need for towbar etc
As you say there's no perfect boat for every occasion
I was looking at the excel as I have 5 kids most weekends, obviously we can't all go out on a smaller boat at the same time..... I guess I need a compromise
Previously I owned a honwave t38 alu floor and a zodiac futura, both good fun
As much as I'd love an aerotec, I think it's gonna be a t32 that will fit in my boot (Audi a4 cab)
So it's looking like a t32 + mercy 15hp