Originally Posted by bradosh
we have a honwave 275 air deck with inflatable keel
these boats have a sealed air deck floor so easy to clean down also no sand can work its way under causing wear.
there is no seperate floor sections to mess about with.
i used my 5hp 2stroke which was ok pottering about. but now my 2 sons 14years and 11years use it with a yami 8hp 4stroke which is its max hp and it flys along fine.
try and find a 2 stroke engine they are less weight than a 4 stroke.
yamaha/ zodiac are quality inflatables but give yourself the option of a honwave if the right one comes along
BEWARE = I STARTED WITH SOMETHING SMALL.PLAYED AROUND FOR A WHILE .SOON GOT THE BUG .....AND NOW HAVE A BIGUN TO MESS ABOUT WITH..????
Great advice. I have started on a bigger boat/engine and I do not feel comfortable yet - even before testing!
I would say exactly the same: do not go to the top quality/size as you may be wasting your money and struggling with tiny silly knowledge for tiny silly problems. Do not go for the bottom quality/size as you may face more issues than you can manage and undervalue risk.
And sorry for my poor English, I bet my words seem funny.