Originally Posted by jeffstevens763@g
Hi mate a sib is a different ball game to a speed boat hull and not for everyone but if your just going out in decent weather you will have loads of fun I down sized from a 6 m rib to my sib and to be honest I enjoy it more but then that's all we had was a sib in the days when I dived so what I am saying is they are well capable in the right conditions & handling.if budget is not a problem have a look at the excell 4.20 rib significant prise rise but might be better for the family and that can be the biggest obstacle making it enjoyable for them too.
Ah storage problem just noticed rib not possible one thing to mention I like big tube diameters it feels safer and more comfy to sit on in my opinion and a 4 m boat a good size my 3.65 is a 3.80 with shorter stern cones and a nice size 46 cm dia tubes.
Yh im feeling more towards the vanguard 435 so 4.35 meters seems a good size i think mainly me and mrs and occasionally parents, friends etx
I believe the tubes are around 50cm?
Was the excel u had at your work have the aluminium floor or just an air deck floor? I'd be interested to hear the pros n cons from experience and oppionion.
Yeah main use will be decent weather having a cruise down the thames or rivers and locks, do want to give it a bit and maybe get a ringo out with the wife on 😉.
Stuck bewteen air floor and aluminium! 🤔