I have an SIB thats very light and is equipped with the max possible HP(20). It takes two people at max and then there's no space for anything else.
It goes fast.
Then i had another boat, an SIB with a hull made out of wooden plates, so it was very rigid and almost like a RIB. That thing weighted 200 kilos and went fast with 25 HP. even with my Camping Gear.
I would've kept that boat, but, since it was 40 years old, the wooden floor rotted, and one of the tubes broke beyond repair, so we decided to bin it.
Then I planned to get another boat like that, but then someone offered me a relatively cheap Searider, and i had a look at the prices of 4M Seariders, which weren't much higher than replacing my old SIB, and since it being a RIB, the problemes with the wooden floor rotting to bits, and the weight of the wooden construction were removed. A rib is much more seaworthy too.
Originally Posted by Poly
Might I also suggest that in the hands of an over enthusiastic teenager a few less horses is not a bad idea!
Thats exactly how my mum stopped me gettign 70 HP on my old 4.10 SIB
The Boat will be used for covering at the sailing/rowing club, camping trips, and slow daycruises on the canal (due to speed limit there)
A few times in the year i'll propably use it on Germanys biggest river, and possibly on the north sea.
The Searider, as i have found out, is a very durable boat, and i inted to keep it for a LONG time. Plus, i can re-sell my original engine with almost no value lost, since i bough it cheap, and it is in a VERY good condition