Originally Posted by Keith Hart
It would work if you were going away for a few days and could keep the boat inflated when you were at your base.
That's a good point - thanks Keith.
I'd imaging that I'd mostly use the boat on weekends away when I'm off somewhere with my caravan. So I guess the time spent inflating it when I arrive on a site and putting away before I come up might not be as bad as it would be if it was just a day trip.
It sounds like the ideal situation for me might be to have a SIB on a trailer that I can keep inflated in my garage and tow to the local river, docks but can pack up to go in the car/van when I go away on long weekends or longer trips near the sea.
So it's now a case of just chosing the best comprimse of size over ease of handling. I'd ideally like as large as possible so that it's as useful as possible. But also want to be able to unpack, inflate, mount engine, deflate and put away by myself.
Still sounds like quick silver 380 with a 20hp 2 stroke is the sort of thing I should be looking at. Pricies for this sort of set up seem to be in the £2000 - £2,500 range.