Ok, very final question! If, in a worst-case scenario, I took an SR5.4 out to sea and got caught out in rough weather, how easy are they to handle compared to other boats and how much of a difference does the 'flat' bow make compared to other ribs with a snooped nose? I appreciate they are a wetter ride than other boats, but are there any more serious handling concerns to consider? I basically want to know whether the SRs require a more experienced skipper to handle the rough, or if they are relatively novice-friendly.
(I'm not intending to rush off into a storm or the Corryvreckan incidentally, but mistakes happen sometimes and it would be good to know!)
Cheers! (Promise I'll stop asking millions of questions soon!)
It's got removable bungs so the hull can be flooded or not (will probably use it mostly flooded for the stability with dropping divers \ taking photos etc.).
As for 'rough' I guess it's all relative to the skipper and will depend on the bit of sea, but say 1m waves, either short chop or rollers as an example - how easy is the SR5.4 to drive compared to others of a similar length? Bearing in mind as well that I'm on a budget of £5-6k, so £100000 boats are out the question
That's cool, I'm sure it will be a far more capable boat than I am at driving it Just wanted to know whether the shape of the bows make a huge difference to how it drives since most of the other RIBs you see on here are higher at the front.
Cool video Thanks for posting! It's also occurred to me that I might have massively overestimated what a 1m wave looks like, but whatever - I'm sure I'll cope! Thanks for all the replies it's a great help