Originally Posted by MattD
SIBs are a great compromise though and amazing fun. But I bought mine to see if it was something I really wanted to ruin myself throwing money at... I do hehe
I originally bought a 2.6m 4 horse power brand new tender. It was a good boat and did what it was intended for and that was get me out into the bay and fish. Parents always saying 'can we water ski off it?'
I also realized that my boat was not just a tool for gettting me out there, it was a great source of fun.
So I decided to go bigger. Sold most of my other passion away (reptiles) to fund the bigger boat.
Don't regret buying my current boat at all. I am so happy with the engine it is unreal. Can't believe how lucky I was to get the model I have. I was trolling the gumtree ads and I found my outboard listed...£1500! Mine was £1700 with the SIB and trailer
But yeh, now I know what I really want and that is a RIB. Problem is once I get a small rib I will want a bigger rib, then bigger and bigger until I am bank crupt! Where do you stop eh?