Originally Posted by weekend-warrior
New to this forum. I am looking for a rib with an inflatable hull. I would like it for spearfishing fishing and cruising. If I could use it to tow a waterskier that would be an added bonus. What ribs would people recommend? What engine?
Hi Joe, and welcome,
To be honest it is the waterskiing bit that (for me) throws a bit of a spanner in the works regarding a SIB as the engine size to be able to "comfortably" tow a skier I think would mean that it would have to be kept on a trailer as the engine would be too heavy to man handle. And if you are going to trailer it then with your budget a SR4 with say a 40/50hp might be more user friendly.
But it does depend on your circumstances regarding launch/recovery/storage
Just my opinion, others with more experience will probably know more