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Went to the boatshow with Mrs. Lordy last week and now have a bit of a dilemma! (Thanks for your advice so far Cookee!)
Mrs Lordy feels that a SIB will be little more than a ‘taxi’ – it’ll get us from A to B, as long as B isn’t too far – but it has very little ‘living space’. She is very taken with these bowrider/solid hull type boats. We can anchor it and have lunch at sea etc. etc. It will also be safer to venture further afield than just the estuary at Salcombe.
Can see her point, but I'm still sold on a SIB, so may just have to get a smaller second-hand one.
Anyway, now I'm looking at used bowriders. Must admit, there seem to be some bargains out there - and they hold their price well - but I don’t know the first thing about these types of boats/engines, if I’m honest.