Originally Posted by Max...
Hi Amunikado, what is the reason to change from the Suzumar? I remember your original topic and commenting on the good job you did, I had a Suzumar once and they are great SIBs - very practical wide open bow and a good solid transom and handy tube fittings.
If you do swap to an air floor and store it in the flat is it practical to lift it and the engine every time? If you have somewhere to store the trailer/boat/engine all ready to go then that advantage outweighs a fair bit the hassle of deflation/inflation/assembly/carrying/storage even if you need to travel to collect it?
The Suzumar has been as nice project but it was just my way of getting into sibs with little money. The boat + trailer cost me 400€ and I'll probably get more than that when I sell it. Now that I have seen how it fits into my life, I just want something that I feel I can use more often.
I have been storing the boat ready to go in my parents' house, 100 km away from mine (that's 60 miles for you folks
). I am working weekends with days offs during the week so in my current life I can only sib during the holidays...
Well, that and upgratitis.
Right now I am just storming ideas to see how viable the air decks are. I never liked the "open space" under the wood floor because of the octopus incident and because I feel that there is always some water there that is slowing down the boat, so the V deck is really appealing to me. I just have to find the right one.
The Aerotec looks awesome and if I am getting something I really want, I don't mind the price. Problem is that I have never seen one here... I'll have to study my options with that boat because that looks like the perfect vessel for me.
Sibs are not that popular in Portugal. I have had the chance to talk to other sib owners but it is rare to find them. This whole summer I only met one guy with a proper sib (he had a Mercury Adventure 360)! The rest are just tenders... People here just go for ribs.