Hi all, first time post here
We are going to buy a SIB to use down the road on the Tor/Torridge estuary. We are thinking of getting this one: Seapro 470HD - 4.7m Heavy Duty | Inflatables at Bill Higham Marine
It's a 4.7m with an aluminium floor. We want something big enough for the whole family plus friends + luggage + camping gear and use it to visit beaches and coves on the estuary plus the occasional trip over the bar to sea when its calm weather.
I have been recommended a 30hp for it but my main question is whether or not two strong adults are going to be able to wheel the whole thing up a beach on transom wheels. Also I already have a 3hp outboard and was wondering if that could be mounted on the transom for emergencies.
After previous experiences I don't want to keep it inflated and moored up on the estuary, I just want to pack it away and take it home after use. If we had a driveway I'd consider a RIB but we can't have everything can we
-edit: Also can anyone point me to a website that sells accessories like sun canopies, cuddys etc for SIBs?