We are looking to buy a cheap Rib just for occasional messing about in decent weather on an estuary and near the shore in open water. We want to do nothing more than pull a donut or a single skiier.
We have spotted a clean looking 3.6m Rib for £2500 which has a 25/30 HP Engine at http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F188512
which fits our budget. The owner claims it will seat 4 to 5 and can pull a skiier using a stainless steel eye on the rear of the transom.
Being used to rigid boats this sounds very low power for pulling up a skiier but I am aware that Ribs don't need the HP that rigids do.
Can anyone give me an opinion as to wether 25/30HP sounds enough or any general opinions on the advert?
Many thanks for any help.