Originally Posted by SIBRider
For example 550 SRMN v 533 or similar Hurricane. How do they differ in handling, performance. I'm pretty sure I'm unlikely to push them to their limit. How would Open Pro 550 or say Yachtline compare to heavy duty one. Tubes are not as durable I imagine. What about handling.
I have no experience with the smaller Milpro Zodiacs, but I tested a 730 SRMN in France before buying the Hurticane. The 730 is much lighter, rated for 200 bhp IIRC, very nice ride, stiff hull, the tubes touched the water at read and the boat was great for inshore diving. I found no way to install a reserve fuel tank in the 730. I decided to spend twice more for the Hurricane 733, the 733 is heavier and the ride is better, for the length.