Have read articles and threads on the forum for a while now whilst searching using Google! Finally joined.
We came from an open canoe, beautiful in sheltered calm waters but felt really unnerving in open water. More so with a boat wake. Then we got a fibre glass sailing boat. Just a cheap one to try it out. This was trailered so was a bit more involved.
We wanted something to replace the canoe which could come with us when we go on holiday with the caravan so tried a SIB. We bought a barely used Excel Volante 330 with air deck. With an electric pump it sets up in no time and feels really stable and safe in the water.
We were using an old 4hp Mariner but I’ve just ordered a new 15hp as the bug has bitten. The 4hp moved us around but was no good with a strong head wind on Ullswater the other day and I’d never venture anywhere tidal or coastal with it.
Hoping our boat in the boot setup will continue to impress and we can maybe try out some rivers around the north as well as the Lakes.
Any and all advice welcome