First of all hello to everyone,Just bought a QS 310 air deck with 6hp 2 stroke tohatsu motor, loads of questions to ask but here are just a couple,bearing in mind I have not had a boat before, I am 280 lbs if or when I fall out of my sib, if I try and climb in using a ladder that I am going to set up, don't laugh but being such a slim build will the boat not tip up or over, no matter where I position the aluminium ladder? I have read that with a 6hp that it will not plane, so I am thinking of putting a 20hp on even though it says 15hp max, but I will see what the 6hp goes like first as it is practically new, and seems a shame to part with it yet, my next ? is -- to get a sib to plane if I read right it says put weight up front till on plane, but I thought to plane meant that the front end lifted up, so if you put weight up front, does this not make getting on the plane harder? or have I misunderstood?
I intend going on my sib wednesday in the sea at Blackpool, not very far out just to have a play, the man up the road has a mirror boat and only has a 6hp motor and goes in the sea here so I should be ok ( shouldn't I ?) is seafishing from a sib practical? what is the chance in popping the sib with a hook? I must say I have read a lot on this site and found out a lot, I was supprised to see that you only need a small weighted anchor, thanks for any answers, Don't forget I may sound a thicko, but I was told ask and you will learn, cheers