There's a lot of truth in the above posts - I would not want to carry more than 30kg of outboard to be honest - 50kg is a bloomin' great lump to carry over any sort of rough ground, pebbly beach etc.
And a 25hp engine is really going on a 4m boat I'm guessing - again a big lump. All that negates the whole lightweight, carry over a beach, launch anywhere beauty of SIBs. IMHO the upper limit for SIB sensible boating is a 3.5m and a 15hp 2 stroke.
If the whole rig gets bigger you're into trailer/slipway territory and better off with a 4m Searider and 50hp RIB combo.
My requirements are not so romantic: I keep my boat at a 1st floor folded down my bed when off season. I do save a lot of money with that.
But I can handle a 4 meters boat and 50 kg engine if just twice a year.
If my plans included travelling without a trailer, or if I had the chance to launch my boat more often, I would go for high pressure floors and 15-10hp engine.
I also must say that the bigger the boat, the less often you use it. Some people buy a dream as big as they love it, but then it becomes a nightmare. Same with cars and houses and sex!
53kg Tonye feels more like 70kg at the end of the day....
If you ever down torbay way mate give me a shout and I'll be more than happy to let you carry mine up and down the slipway Any luck on that quicksilver?
Keep changing my mind at every turn, its driving me crazy! However it looks like I've just blown my money on a spearfishing trip to Ascension Island with Titus and Colin which leaves in 3 weeks!!! If I servive then I'm holding out for a bombard Aerotec... my minds made up... Until I see the next lush boat to appear on ebay hahaa. Ascension Island though!! Get in!!
You in good company there Tony. Col will look after you for sure.............Can I have your dive gear if you get munched
Arr save it dude, honestly I'm already getting paranoid lol I don't want want to 'tax collected' by the tax-men! Titus said out of the six trips he's been on he has only seen 2 concerning sharks... ermmm... so thats 1 in 3 chance?? Hahaaa