Engine to boat size
I'm looking to buy my first rib and it will need to accomodate 2-3 people but up to 5-6 if all the family decide to come out on a nice day. (2-3 adults and 2 children)
I'm looking at Ribs 3.8m+ , this will mainly be used for fishing but would be nice if I had the option of a bit of speed to pull my son on an inflatable.
Is there a general rule of thumb when it comes to engine HP as there are Ribs carrying a 50hp engine and then some with a 9.9hp?
Obviously there will be a power and weight difference but I suppose I'm asking would a 9.9hp engine be enough to push a 4m+ rib and a load of 5-6 people?
I'm not experienced to see the difference between various engine sizes.
If someone could advise or point me in the direction of a previous thread that would be apprsiteated