Well Mollers, do you want to see the photos of going from Southampton to the Isle of Wight?
Fishface14 asked for opions.. and maybe doesn't have a budget for a 7m RIB..
I have owned 4m, 4.7m, 5.4m and 8.4m seariders.. and for £3000 or so you can't beat a 4m searider.. for £20,000 sure go for a 7m RIB but not a solent RIB as they are not very good!
I have also been out in a 5.4m Avon Searider in the middle of the Atlantic, and the middle of the Indian Ocean so know they are good boats.. how far offshore have you been Mollers?
Oh and for information when I was 15 and had a budget of £600 I used to launch at Marchwood and go across to the Isle of Wight in an 11ft Dell quay dory with a mariner 25hp, with 3 or 4 people, so to go in a 4m Searider is not such a myth...
Also Fishface14 have you seen:
The 4m Round Scotland RIB Challenge is set to provide the ribster with one of the greatest and most unique challenges possible - to circumnavigate Scotland and its isles from Inverness to Inverness in 4 metre RIBs.
RIB International, the organiser of the event, will be entering a 4m Avon Searider. This is the very same craft that Michael Alexander and Richard Frere employed 20 years ago, when in 1998, they achieved the accolade of being the first people to complete the 500 mile course in a RIB. This achievement in turn gave birth to the most famous RIB challenge of all time, The Round Scotland RIB Race.
Have you achieved that in your 7m RIB mr Mollers?
No thought not..... but remember me going to the Isle of Wight from Marchwood a distance of what 8 miles... in a 4m RIB is BOLLOX...
So to the thread starter Fishface14, maybe ask on hear for someone to take you out in a 4m searider..
I have recently bought a 4m Flatacaft of ancient origins and have a tiller steered Yamaha 25 for it and will be going to the Isle of Wight from Southampton.. granted when they cancel the Red funnel ferries due to the weather, I probably won't go either because that would be stupid.... but I am sure Mollers in his Vipermax will be there, taking his Granny out for some wave jumping action.
And as both my Granny's are dead, if they were helming then as you say indeed
Originally Posted by Mollers
Was your Granny helming the 6.5?
a load of bollox.