I have to decide on the boat now, so please one more time your honest and constructive advice.
I will get the 30hp 2s.
Will be driving on lakes and rivers only, no big waves.
Payload will be 250kgs on average, 200kgs minimum, evenly distributed.
Driving for fun, not to haul stuff or get from A to B.
I definitely do not worry about the transom. I will make a massive aluminum mounting bracket to to fix engine bracket and transom to the alu floor boards. Will secure the engine to the tube. No matter which boat.
I will get smart tabs for handling and balance.
Choices of boats:
3.3m long, 1.5m wide
considerations: Several people here and on youtube seem to drive 3.3m boars with 25hp 2s. With two people that seems to be just right, not scary at all.
Size seems right for my storage and handling possibilities.
With smart tabs it will handle like a slightly longer boat?
or 3.8m, 1.7m wide
considerations: Everybody in this threat says 3.3m is crazy (I take your experience very serious)
But will it still be fun to drive with 250kg load? (get on the plane, cornering)
It all comes down to the handling. I do not want to break speed records while jumping around like a tennis ball with the keel up high in the air.
I want a boat that handles precise and swift and goes as fast as it is stable, taking into account flat water, well distributed weight and smart tabs.
I am not expecting wonders out of these. If you still say 3.3 is too crazy I will listen.
Sorry, just hard to imagine for a noob that there is that a big difference between 3.3 and 3.8 in handling. Please convince me