Originally Posted by Andy Gee
Noisey!! I dont really see the point of it to be honest. It sat well enough on the boat but I would be going for outboards on that size of Rib.
Andy - is the advantage not that it gives you two options that are not normally available in a 6m rib without loosing most of the internal space to an engine box? specifically
- jet drive (if you have a desire for shallow drive, or not having a mincer on the boat when working with people) and
- diesel power (if you operate in an area where shoreside petrol is scarce.
Whether that outweighs the cost issue is another question? But for some people it might. I guess potentially if they "take off" as an approach future upgrading / engine swapping may be easier than with an inboard.