Hi again Dubrus..
The trailer SIB would be handy at the launch site you cant get the RIB in at..but I guess you can launch further away with the RIB ..travel fast to get where I would launch ?
For me..the beauty of the trailer SIB.. as Poly again mentioned ..is the simplicity. On the spur of the moment..I can just up and go anywhere I fancy.. by myself.
An example ..in September .. I suddenly took a notion to see Knoydart..so packed the car..hitched the trailer up and I was off within a few hours of the initial though. Shoved the SIB and trailer across the shore at Arnisdale ..and that evening camped in remote Barrisdale bay.
Yup..for me and my set up.. that is how easy it is. I then abandoned the boat and tent on the remote shore and went hill walking for a couple of days. Im not worried about leaving the cheap as chips SIB unattended..its not expensive like a big RIB.. if someone was to go off with it.
Could you do that with your large trailered RIB ?
I think you would need to plan where to launch and recover from. Then travel a lot further by sea to get to Loch Hourn. Would you even be able to launch on your own .. on an unfamiliar site ..even if you found a decent shore / slipway you could reverse the car down ? Or would you need a helpful crew to assist. Would you be as impulsive if the bigger RIB took a lot of time to get ready.. perhaps the car loaded with lots more gear etc. Would you happily leave it as you wander off exploring ?
These are questions only you can answer Dubrus..but its the reason I love my SIB...and donít want a RIB.
I like the size and weight of mine too..although perhaps too big a SIB for some.. going round Eigg..in a force 4 ..I want all the length I can get. Im not bothered by bounce..but length means a lot to me in exposed conditions.
I guess..to sum it up ... for me.. its the adventure that counts.. not the vessel I go in.. its only a means of transport for me...if that makes sense
Remote but lovely Loch Hourn..
SIB and tent abandoned in beautiful surroundings as I wander the hills for a couple of days..
We all have our own ideas on our boating and what we want from it ..no setup is right..nor wrong..it is all a compromise ..whatever boat we have or how we use it