thinking of upgrading - advice pls
HI, just back from a great holiday - now thinking of upgrading the rib. The current one is an Avon 4.65 SuperSport - which is really well fitted out, well set up, is great for towing ... but is a tad too small, slams like hell - and can be quite wet and uncomfortable in a heavy chop...
I'd like to stick with something which I can tow ona single axle trailer - so I think that limits me to someting 6 to 6.5 metres...
2 boats I've seen so far (havent looked much yet) impress me - the Hysucat, and a Cobra 6m which I saw on the same campsite we were on in France...
I need a boat which has the good points of the Avon, but is bigger, and with a deeper vee hull to give a softer drier ride, and to cope better with heavier seas. I'd prefer bucket seats (and/or a bench) to all saddle type seats, and above all - I'd like a boat that's well finished and that wont start flaking and peeling etc (as many I've seen do....)
Any advice ?
Is the Hysucat suitable for towing - I've read that they handle differently to normal ribs - also - can they turn reasonably tightly (some cats dont turn easily...) ?