Originally Posted by RIBnorway
To answer your first question, I am currently driving a boat at the size of 3 meters and 60 cm with 10hp, and I thought that jumping from that to anymore than 115hp would be too much.
sure i will get flamed for saying this but whilst going from a 3 meter 10 HP rib to a 6.5 meter 115HP rib is a big step. it will handle in a totally different way and will take you time to get used to.
the fact is however if you go from 3 meter to 6 meter or 3 meter to 10 meter, you will still have to get used to a new boat with different handling.
my suggestion would be to look at what you want the boat to do rather than what you think you will be able to handle. if you go 6 meters and 6 months later when handling it is second nature you may wish you went bigger when you had the chance as the boat you have (6 meter one) is lacking in space / storage / power etc.
work out what you want it to do, get some own boat training with the new boat and within a few hours on the water, i bet you will be able to handle it just like your current boat!
hope this makes sense!!??