Originally Posted by zip
After ten years of rib ownership I have finally come to the conclusion that I am addicted.
I still feel they are way over priced, but probably cheaper than a wife and kids.
I've decided that my next, and hopefully last rib will be a 7M.
Probably going to be a Willard or a Zodiac.
I've seen multiple configurations with the diesel inboard outboard, single outboard, and twin outboard. Not sure which is best for me, but I imagine it will come down to price and availability.
I boat all year round, and I go out in most conditions, up to about 40 miles offshore.
Is there much difference in hull/tube configuration regarding performance between the 733 Hurricane, and it's Wllard counterpart?
I'd say it's defiantly worth the effort to give them both a Sea Trial if you can(and maybe some other makes of that size range) and not necessarily take other people's word for it.
Ofcourse it will help if you decide roughly on the configeration you want to go for...from the list you gave.
I'm sure most owners would be happy to let you helm and trial thier Boats for a few dollars towards Juice
..as would most serious sellers/and or retailers.I know that's the way it works here.
It's a big investment after all,although with 10 yrs experience I reckon you may have some idea on which you think is best for you??
Good luck in your search!