Originally Posted by boatster_sr4
Your probably right about going straight for a 5.4 but it is a much bigger boat than the sr4. I love how small and capable the sr4 is. I wouldn't consider selling it. Over here we can park the sr4 at dinghy docks and leave it for up to 3 days in most all of the ports. It makes shooting out to the islands uncomplicated. Plus for the conditions I prefer to go out in the sr4 has handled beautifully. I wanted a sr5.4 for that extra safety when we go surfing out at the islands. Since the conditions could change considerably the extra capability would be a good thing. I would think if it didn't matter for you to store a 5.4 vs a 4 meter I'd probably just go for the 5.4. It seems they're all over the place in the UK. I'm jealous.
Interesting opinions there
- do you feel in big seas in your boat, I feel quite vulnerable at times I have to say, would only take a side on wave, to fill her, if though she has got the oomph to get out of a mess hopefully
I made a rough calulation as to what she weighs in the sea, what do you think?
Console/seat/helm etc 50kgs
1 x person 75-80kg
2 full fuel tanks 60kg
anchor and warp 15kg
boat (dry hull only) 160kg
2nd person 70kg
flares/safety/other equipment 10kg
Total 580 kgs