The guy with the humber called "Moonraker" or something like that manages with his on a 5m something I think.
Incidentally, on Sark last year both our Zodiac cadet 2.6m and Pete's old AX3 came into action, although they were roughly the same sized and we used the same engine on both, the Zodiac was significantly more stable. However the trade off for this greater stability is the fact that it has "oversized tubes" in comparison to the Bombard it packs up nowhere near as neatly and although they both have solid transoms the little bow seat where Trevor stored the AX would never have taken our Cadet.
Incidentally we feel that our cadet is a bit big for storing on board, and even though she sites neatly on the fordeck (
) it is a hassle to setup and take down. We also carry our 3.3hp Mercury on board and this has proved very easy to stow and does not budge in heavy weather so when looking around for something smaller with a soft stern, we wanted the possibility of a transom bracket. The best we found was the Seapro - can't find a link atm but where we saw them was at the first chandler next to the english harbour on jersey. Perhaps one of the CI boys could confirm the brand? a 3.2m with a soft transom packed down alot smaller than our cadet, and even with the loss of stability, ferrying duties would still be managable and we could keep the cadet for river exploring possibilities
(along with my seagull as soon as I finish it
a link to my "accident in our cadet last year
Click on to see what happened next.....
edit: It's alystra with moonraker who has the tender