Thanks for your commitment and passion - definitely made my mind up (at least as far as buying a rib). Just need to sell this:
Here's my thinking so far:
1. Twin engines would be nice to have, but persuaded by arguments that it's more trouble than it's worth. Seen a nice Ribtec 740 here with 2 x F115 Yam 4 strokes, but it's only making 38 knots. Am I right in thinking this is a weight issue? Also, was wondering what the handling would be like?
2. As far as I can see engine and hull shape are pretty important. I'm thinking at the moment Suzuki 250 4 stroke (+aux) + a deep V hull.
3. Pretty confused about which rib maker to go for. Given the summers we get here, would prefer open rib design (so Redbay not for us). So, it's down to second-hand Scorpion. What are your views on Ribtec, Prosport, and just seen pix of Parker and think it looks fantastic.
Thanks again for help - much appreciated. Call me for a curry and pint when you're next in Jersey.
All the best