The idea of us getting a SIB for our local inland waterways has now been resurrected as our last attempt was thwarted by an unexpected financial outlay.
3 persons (max) having a quiet day on a river or on our local canal is our aim, so 20HP outboards and wake jumping is not on our agenda lol.
As stated above, I am after a little help and advice from more experienced SIB users/owners as to what I really need. If I offer my opinion then please feel free to shoot me down and point me in the right direction, I would appreciate your honesty at this point.
Having looked around in the usual places, I would like the following: 3M SIB with a 2.5 - 4HP outboard (4 stroke). If possible I would like the fuel contained in the OB and not in a fuel bladder/container in the boat.
Simple really, but I am still confused by the different types of bottom, be they inflatable, flat, "V" shaped, hard or soft floor. The OB's... the different HP, manufacturers, what would I actually need for my purpose.
I would rather ask on here than go to retailer who might sell me exactly what I dont need although I am sure there are lots of honest ones out there.
Many Thanks for reading this far, and if you can offer any advice I would appreciate it. Edit: Our realistic budget is £1'500
Mr & Mrs G