I am soon to be purchasing a new 5.8m RIB to replace my 4.2m toy.
I will use this boat mainly for spearfishing but also want to be able tow wake boarders.
My last 2 engines have been 2 strokes (Mercury 30 and a Yamaha 40). I have had no problems with either of them but the noise and the taste of burnt oil in the water is less than desirable. Fuel consumption has not been a huge issue for me as the majority of my diving is done less than 20km from the boat ramp. I do get out between once a week and ond once a fortnight on average.
I am not sure what engine to look at that will tick the boxes.
- Mid price range.
- Enough torque to pull a fat man out of the water on a wakeboard.
- Would like a quiet motor that is clean burning.
- Reliability is a must. I am not interested in cheap motors and would prefer to stick with the big 4.
The boat is rated 90-150. I am thinking a 90 2 stroke or a 115 4 stroke but am unsure. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
PS, here is my old boat: