I've been thinking....
I want a bigger (longer & wider) Rib.
I have 5.0m Humber assault with a Johnson 50hp on it which, when I am on it alone, is fine - but add wife and hefty 9yr old it gets a bit tricky in a few ways:-
1) Being a 2.0m beam its like a chinese puzzle if we are moving around
2) I'm a big chap (6'2/22st), and I feel as if i'm sitting on it, not in it - high CofG is my point
2) When planing its fine, but likes to chine walk if it gets a chance - so 30knots is the limit fully loaded - seen 36 on my own, so deeper V?
3) Its a bit bow pointy uppy (technical term) when bumbling around and it seems like lots of revs for not much progress, so length and weight distribution must be an issue
My dilemma is - if bigger is better, then I'm thinking 6.0m with 100+ on it, but whats an economical combo?
Budget is £16k ish, mostly leisure/wakeboarding and a bit of fishing....
All sage advice welcome......