Originally Posted by ShinyShoe
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Some experts will be along shortly. Im certainly no expert but I duspect they will say a 90 on a 6m is usually underpowered and if you want to use it at sea in rough stuff they will recommend more power.
If you are into photograph check out The Gurnard's threads on here. (Oh and he does it all on a 'rubber dinghy' half the size you are proposing with 1/6th of the power!)
You might want to drop Ordnance Survey a line: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coton_...nce_from_coast
But actually is a DryStack the best option. Being as far from the sea as possible also presumably means you are nearerer another sea to the East or West or North or South than would be possible if you were on a coast...
For photo op's that sounds perfect as it means you can go anywhere. For weather it means if its crappy down souf you can go East or West and grab a decent Wx Window. If your boat is on a stack you need to go get it and take it from there which is twice the pain.
Those ribs are very different. Are you wanting a leisure boat (soft furnishings, moulded trims etc) or a working boat (less of the fluffy cushions and more able to handle rough stuff)?
An outboard is an outboard as long as its not a Parsun in my opinion. Diesel is a different entity... Dockside fuel is worth considering. Inboards take up boat space so you may need bigger boat.
You looking new or 2nd hand?
Thank you for the informative reply.
OK, I get that the power may be a little under what is desirable but I understand that two engines could live side by side on the transom. Adding another engine may be an option at a later date. I have noticed that as the horses increase so does the price. I suspect that two outboards would make a boat far more manouverable at low speed (turning in its own length perhaps) and that may be a good game plan... to find an engine to match whatever the boat is sold with.
Thanks for the tip... I will check The Gurnard's thread to see some pix.
OK... OS map aside, you got me.
I felt that a little artistic licence was in order to make the point. I am 100 miles from Brighton, 121 miles from Portsmouth, 161 miles from Weymouth, 109 miles to Bristol, 200 miles from Aberystwyth (see no lie there)
and 109 miles from Hunstanton so I am sure that the point sort of stands. A lot of towing miles means that, for me, a drystack offers a good way of storing a RIB and getting maximum use from it.
I take your point about the weather and being able to find a better spot. What is the point of learning how to drive a boat and then not using your newly learned skills to take on the challenge of trip planning, navigation and weather? I hope to learn the necessary skills that will prevent me from making foolish journeys which involve RNLI or the coastguard because of some oversight.
I think my preference is going to be for a working boat. The fluffy stuff ias not essential to learning how to plan trips and visit places of interest. A good point about dockside fuel and diesel inboard powered boats. A lot for me to consider...
thank you once again.