Thank you all for the great source of information on this forum.
I am looking to buy a zodiac futura MK 2 FR or HD with Honda or Suzuki 20 or 30 HP. Occasionally (few times a year) I would like to travel longer distances at sea if conditions allow. We need portability, a RIB is not an option and the futura MK II is the biggest SIB we can transport (in my car).
With longer distances I mean something like 40 to 120 miles (60-200 km)
Is it possible to use a SIB for long distance cruising? Can you share your experiences with long distance cruising with a SIB (Like zodiac futura)?
- How long (how many hours or miles or KM) did you travel?
- What kind of water (big lake; at sea following the coast; at sea, offshore?)
- How trustworthy/reliable are 4 stroke outboards with 20-30 HP (Honda, Suzuki) Are they upto the task of long distance cruising with a SIB?