Well I finally did it, sold the bombard and mariner 2 smoke and for the Highfield CL380 with Suzuki 20hp.
Ill keep you all posted on the progress etc with some new photos to follow when i manage to get onto the water. Hope to run the engine in this weekend coming although may be a tad cold. Have purchased one of the tach meters to watch my rpm so hoping to fit that this week sometime too.
That's nice, I will look forward to a report as I am interested in upgrading my air floor 380 lodestar to a lightweight rib and there doesn't seem to be much information available from people with first hand experience.
Well, i have been on a few trips so far this year as the weather has been great up in Scotland. I have been through the Corryvreckan round Jura, through the Kyles of Bute and over to Portavadie and Tarbet and Aarran. Then this weekend out and about round Wee Cumbrae, Isle of Bute and Big Cumbrae with my dad and and uncle as passengers.
I have to say the boat handles so well in the chop, sure its still a small boat and you need to keep an eye on the waves, but it shifts and jumps the waves without any cause for concern.
With three up today managed to get up to 19mph and that wasn't full throttle!