Hi there... great site I have discovered here (even though I was sad to see that Portugal doesn't exist on the "where are you" part of the resgistration). Hope someone can help
I am about to buy a 5m RIB (make is barcoeste check it out at www.barcoeste.pt
) and had decided on a NEW 4 stroke 50hp HONDA outboard. Now I get people telling me that Imay not have enough power or speed. I can get a NEW 2 stroke 70hp Tohatsu for the same price, and I really don't know what to choose. The boat is mainly to use at sea, go fishing, cruise around, do some scuba diving and some water skiing too (even though I know RIBS arent the best boats for skiing). The boat can take up to 8 people bur there'll usually be about 4 or 5 onboard. How fast will each of the engines go with 4 or 5 onboard ? Is there a big difference? Can anyone tell me the average fuel consumption of either motor?
Any comments? Any and all kinds of help will be appreciated, I have to decide soon or I wont get the RIB in time for the lovely hot weather that has begun