Originally Posted by thestig1973
Stick to top brand names for sib and outboard and you'll always have a good re-sale value
Will you be using a trailer? If not definately buy a 2 stroke because a 4 stroke will be too heavy to lift into the car etc
Completely agree with this. Stick to the premium brands and you will sell with very little loss. For engine go 2 stoke Yamaha, Mariner, Mercury. For Sib think Avan, Zodiac, Honwave, Suzumar, Bombard etc.
Although a 3-3.4m with a 10hp will be great fun on the lake, it wont be big enough or have enough power to board the kids. My son can board behind a Honwave 4m with a 20hp 2 stroke, but only just.
We had caravans on Hill of Oaks for years when we were kids, it was a great place when virtually every caravan had a boat. Depending on where your caravan is, you may be close enough to one of the many launching points to get away without a trailer.