Yes, Stu (Rogue Wave) asked I would drive his for a commercial charter one night. The thing had difficulty getting on the plane with 6 pax plus me. I told a small fib that the fuel tanks were full knowing we were running on fumes and could run out of fuel at any point.
So nice boats, if you get rid of the scaffolding and put a proper sized engine on it. I don't think the Honda 130 produces anything like 130 hp. oh and it used more fuel than my Merc v6 150 hp 2 stroke on the same Ribtec hull
. Big deep constant V hull needs lots of power to get going. There is an Osprey Viper 6.25 on e bay at the moment which personally I think would be a much better buy even if you needed to add seats. Viper hull shape produces a superb handling boat
and good economy.
Most have had a hard life, so choose with care and don't pay over the odds. Wiring was carried out by security staff at Saxon Wharf on their days off so not the best and two of the 3 fuel tanks are under the deck. Electronics are now dated.