Iam thinking of buying a bare 4.1m rib and fitting a 50 2 stroke tohatsu tiller steer .
The rib is rated for up to 120 kg motor and 40hp . Ok I know all the advice about insurance etc but the tohatsu only wieghs a shade over 70kg, and I expect the spec has been downgraded for 4 strokes . I expect a steering damper would be needed
I was after a surfcat but this package will work out 3k cheaper and has a lot more payload as I really want to use the boat for camping and often carry more than 3 poeple .
Also compared to a similar sized hard floor sib its slightly lighter and has the advantage of a rigid hull , and a decent anchor locker .
To me it seems more practical than a sib , better ride and handling , more power , no chance of a punctured floor etc .
Now tell me what I have missed please