You are making a good choice Kaman ..just convince the wifie..and go for it.
Ok..I have bored you all with my new toy ..showing you all the individual bits n bobs that make an F-Rib into the Guppy. I will tweak a few things once I have an adventure or two on her..but nothing major. So she is in her complete state ..ready for the sea.
Initially I will use my 3.3Hp outboard for power..weight 10kg.. I can lift it with one finger. Transom Dolly..stowed on the rear floor ..will be secured with the fixtures once the Sikaflex cures in a few days
Plenty of room in the cockpit for my happy ass.. I can fish from it too..as long as I am not targeting the big congers. Duck Floor bilge can be a bait well if I want. I have to paint the top of my boat box guppy grey..so all is colour coordinated. Then I will fix the compass and fishfinder to the lid. Battery for air pump and fishfinder will be housed in the box..along with the rest of my gear.
An overall rear view of the Guppy...
And finally..the front view
I loved my Seago to bits..but there is no way she could compare or compete with the Guppy ..which is now a very capable boat..well suited for my needs.
She is not a SIB.. she is not a RIB .. but she is a true boat in a suitcase ..and Im willing to bet that with her smooth hull..will go faster than a Bat out of hell..with a 15HP on her transom.
Thanks for reading my drivel ..and I hope you found it interesting. I will leave you all in peace now..until I post about her maiden voyage. I will leave the paint work to settle for a day..and perhaps find time on Thursday for her baptism..weather dependent.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.