HI, Help needed.
Have just joined the forum and am looking for some brains to pick.
We have just purchased our first SIB, an excel 330 with air floor. At the moment we are only cruising around inland rivers with a 55lb thrust electric trolling motor with a 80 ah leisure battery which gives us about 5 hours slow cruising.
I will want to upgrade to a more powerful OB before venturing onto the sea for some fishing and was looking for some ideas of what would be good, and more importantly, powerful enough to get back to shore if the weather turns bad.
The transom is 16 inches deep so i should be considering short shaft i beleive.
I cannot trail the boat either so need something light that can be lifted easily on and off every outing.
Would 4 HP be powerful enough and light enough for my needs. I dont want to be breaking any speed records.
Although new to SIbs i have experience of tidal sailing and hold both ICC and RYA day skipper so am aware of the dangers.
Thanks in anticipation for your help.