Originally Posted by Screaming04
Any thoughts from you experienced ribbers from the other side of the pond? I can appreciate the redundancy that twins offer, the 7.5 seems much more capable in a sea... am I right? Am I wrong to be concerned crossing this stretch of water in a 6.5m rib?
Although you'll be fine with a decent 6.5m RIB, 7.5m is a lot more boat and is likely to be a lot more comfortable. You don't need to burn a lot more fuel, but you proabably will as you'll be able to keep up a higher speed in any given conditions.
A 7.5 is still easy enough to handle, at sea and on a trailer. If you have a straight choice, then get the bigger boat. You're very unlikely to ever find yourself at sea in a 7.5 wishing you'd gone for the 6.5!