I've done a very basic service on my outboard now and after finding out the weather for this weekend I thought about trying to find a lake to try out the engine. Phoned around a few to be told what I'd guessed would be the case. Have to be a member, no power boats allowed but one sent me an interesting email.
Basic, it said you have to be a member and the lake was used for powerboat racing and water skiing. RIB's aren't allowed unless for use as a safety boat. If I wanted to use the lake I should go out and buy a boat more suited for water skiing and better suited to the water!
So I'm sorry to tell you this ladies and gents, RIB's are crap and you should go out and buy a popper boat