I have noted (with blighted eye) that you SIB lot have been having altogether too much fun, so I want a go too
I am looking for a "super-tender" of 2.7M LOA or smaller, with a motor capable of planing her with two big lads OB, but able to carry three adults and some kit as a slow tender. This seems to point to an airdeck and a motor of 5-6HP? The plan is to use her as a tender sometimes but for bay hopping at others.
This is the time of the year to go deal hunting for packages so I'd appreciate some advice:
1. Guessing no hypalon - what's the next best fabric?
2. What are the best regarded small motors? Liking the new Yammie F6A as can be transported any which way up (good on a RIB). Pricey though
3. Other than launch wheels and a tiller extension, what other SIB specific kit would be good to include in "the deal"?
4. Who's making middling inflatable tenders? Those SIBs from Gaelforce look ok but they don't ship here. The Wetline 265AD kinda caught my eye, and there's a local Yammie dealer sells 'em. He has a cheap F4 on sale now but I don't know if it would have the power to do what I want.
Any other advice, observations or smart arsed comments warmly welcomed