Originally Posted by Deekus
great comments and info
Me thinkin the £1200 difference for the 50 is maybe not worth it as will be skiing at sea and flat calm as common as good weather!!
The 30 is winning the race now me thinks
Not sure how the 30 is winning the race ? The 30 wont have enough grunt to pull a skier, it will just about pull a junior on a ring, but it wont tow an adult.
I love Yamaha's, all of my outboards are Yam's, but the fact is, the person selling the rib is talking rubbish, a 30 Yam is not as powerful as a 40 Merc etc The rig you are looking at will be at least twice the weight, if not more.
I bought a Honwave 4m last year and stuck a 25hp 2 stroke Yam on it, all very lightweight and great fun. It would tow my kid on a single ring or a kneeboard, but not a chance on skis or a wakeboard. The rig you are looking at will be at least twice the weight, if not more. It will be great as a 20kt leisure boat for nice days with a couple of people on board, but its not a ski machine even with just 2 up and a 3rd behind.
It doesn't matter how much cheaper the Yam is, if it doesn't do the job you want its not worth it !
I realise this is not what you want to hear, but keep looking till you find a rig that suits your needs and your pocket, its the cheapest solution in the end.