Originally Posted by SixtyNorth
Thank you all, very much appreciated!
They are after a small motorboat that can be towed behind there estate car. The more thought I give it, the more I believe that some form of cuddy or pilot house would be a huge benefit for the kids, as mentioned here. Shame no one seems to make a rib with one at a competitive price.
How did the Orkney Vanguard perform in chop? The hull is supposed to be good, especially if not pushed too hard. Fisherman seem to think well of the Orkney range.
The Orkney Boats I've been on,and seen belonging to friends perform as well...or Better
than all the other smallish hardboats I've tried of the same size.....they are well built and hold value amazingly!..I had a "longliner" (no Cuddy)with a 15hp 5 yrs and it was pretty good in light to med Chop,and quite dry, considering,with decent Sea Keeping.
The trick is not asking too much of that type of Boat...having said that I got caught in a few squalls and never felt unsafe!
It's just hard to be too complimentary....when you've had RIB's!