Thank you for admitting me to this group.
I'm looking for some guidance....
Done many kinds of boating over the years. For the last 10 or so years we've had our trusty Avon Rover with 3.5 4 stroke. This is great for transporting in the back of the pick-up, easy for beach launch & recovery. Tend to explore coastally, up creeks, bit of mackerel spinning etc. It's just getting a bit small, we can't all get in it comfortably & it becomes a bit wet & slow! There are 4 of us now - 3 adults & one 10 yo who is special needs but physically ok (he loves the sea).
I'm not after out & out peformance, but being able to plane moderately loaded would be good. Being on top of the job crossing eg the Solent in reasonable conditions, or a estuary - estuary hop as an extension to what we do now would be great.
We're about 2 hours from the sea. I've trailered lots of stuff but lack of faff is a big driver - we do have a Wayfarer dinghy & I'd charter bigger stuff. Something that would fold down to 1400long max with launching wheels woukd be ideal. The Aerotec 380 caught my eye, but I'm not wedded.....other SIBS....how about folding ribs?
Reading previous threads suggests 15hp or so for that size. Again be able to beach launch without a big struggle is important.
Your thoughts welcome