What started as a joke with a friend, now as became my main hobby and the illness started to spread deep into my brain.
I've got my Suzumar 320 for some months now and it's become clear that it's too small for me. I'm focusing more and more on my spearfishing instead of angling and while my suzumar can take 3 anglers comfortably no problem, things are very very different when we have to pack floats, spearguns and flippers.
So let's start with the outboard. I'm aiming at 25 hp which is the max I can own without having to pay annual circulation tax. And I'm guessing 2 stroke as they are so much lighter and cheaper, also easier to run.
Now the boat: is it worth considering a rib? I'm only taking the boat out if the diving conditions are good and that means small waves and low speed wind. Plus with wetwuits on we can't really get wet and uncomfortable.
Right now I'm leaning towards a 2005 quicksilver 380 HD with a Yamaha 25 hp 2 stroke. It ticks all the boxes except the alu floor:
-It's big enough for 3-4 guys
-Got front handles
-Paddles are inside
-It's heavy duty
-The price is really really good
What other boats/engines should I consider? Keep in mind that I can't get my hands on a Aerotec in Portugal.