Originally Posted by BassHunterTed
The thing that put me off the 3.8 initially was the stories I've read about floor issues causing cavitation/prop slip. Is this something that I should be worried about?
It's subjective and the subject of much debate.
Maybe there is a kind Sibby on here who is willing to give you a sea trial?
Be sure to compare to a RIB if that is even a possibility for you and I am happy for you to join me in South Devon in a few months for that.
For me it was a realization over about two years that a large SIB was not working well for us. Even cleaning and drying the Sevylor canoe is too much effort when I can be out on the water so easily with the RIB.
Others such as Fenlander intends to get a RIB when he has the trailer storage.
Have you considered a folding RIB? The Gurnard on here has a near perfect setup but apparently even that is not without compromise because a SIB's flexibility make them more comfortable under certain conditions.