Hi Everyone. Would really appreciate some help in my thought processes before i start contacting some ribs for sale.
We are a family of 4 (kids are teenagers so grown up) + French mastiff 60kg dog.
We are looking for a rib.
We will be using it mostly just my wife and myself but sometimes with kids + dog (will take precautions with the tube via some tips i already had from other dog owners with Ribs)
We are based in Lizard so ideally we would love to be able to launch from Mullion or (even better but unlikely) Church Cove. I will be using a 4x4 Jeep.
Ideally we would like to use the boat for day trips out to abandoned coves (when Cornwall get busy with tourists) and, if at all possible, once we have gained enough experience, travel to scilly isles to camp on the beach.
Ideally i would have preferred a 5.5m but after talking to a couple of fishermen at Mullion re launching and retrieving from there, I'm leaning towards the smallest boat while keeping the above still possible. So 4.6 maybe 4.8 type size.
Any comments, advice or other pieces of knowledge you can give to someone who is a beginner would be very much appreciated.
Has anyone had any launching experience from Mullion? Will a 4.6 /4.8 be ok for the above? Something like this maybe? https://brig.co.uk/boats/falcon-450/
p.s Just to anticipate some comments, i will be doing my RYA Powerboat Level 2 and i will certainly will not attempt anything stupid before i have much more experience. I'm also a pilot so fully understand the responsibility and respect the unpredictability of nature.