Originally Posted by LouiseM
I wonder if anyone has the patience to answer my three questions!
I have just bought a Maxxon 2.6m inflatable dinghy. My first question is:
1: What outboard motor do you recommend? I don't want to go silly fast I just want enough poke with two adults on board to go up and down the Thames between Henley and Maidenhead. Oh and as quietly as possible. Oh and under £300.
2: Is electric better than petrol?
3: Talking of the Thames, do I need a license? As there are only a few months left of good weather can I get a short one?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help answer!
I am no expert but this would be my suggestions.
I would by a petrol motor. Use Google to find some local chandleries and see what they have for sale. If you are a beginner it would be good to get one that is backed with a service record or warranty of some sort. Look for a 4 stroke as this is easier as you do not have to worry about mixing fuel.
You do need a licence to use rivers and canals in the UK – here is a link. License It - British Waterways
Have a poke around there and see what you can find. Given that your boat is small it looks like you may not have to pay. Give them a call and see what they say.
Good luck and happy sibbing!