I am planning to purchase my first boat and I choose to start with a rib. I have started to look at the well known manufacturer site, Zodiac.
The boat will be used for recreation with the family (I have 3 children) and to fish in the sea (Lisbon - Portugal).
From Zodiac site, after enter the following data:
- All around boat
- 7 or more passengers (at least I want 8)
The output list is the Cherokee 480, the Pro II 479, the Medline.
I liked very much the Cherokee.
Then I have contacted a local vendor and he offered the Mariner 50hp or 40hp engine.
1. Can you please give me your suggestion for an engine to match the Zodiac Cherokee 480?
2. Is 40hp enough or should I use 50hp?
3. Is the 4-stroke engine a good advantage over the 2-stroke?
I prefer to pay a little more and to have a reliable engine.
Thanks in advance for your comments