Thanks for that speedy reply! As I thought, it sounds as if it's critical for optimum performance. Am I correct in thinking the Yam SIBs are just re-branded Zodiacs?
No I don't have a Bravo pump, I've always used the standard foot pump in the past. I've had it recommended now by several folk so that looks the way to go I'd think!
I'm beginning to think I maybe should have gone for a 3.8m boat and with either a 15hp or even 20hp. Oh well, I think we'll see how this one performs! I can always upgrade next year!
I'm vey tempted by the Tohatsu.. That weight v performance is a belter! That said, I've found a cracking Yam 8hp for around half the cost of the Tohatsu..
Goodness! It's a complicated business! Is the extra grunt of the 9.8 worth almost double the money of the 8hp..?