RIb upgrade - suggestions please
I’ve had the Futura for around four years and we are wanting to be more adventurous, but it is seriously uncomfortable if there is any chop. In fact, we don’t venture outside pool harbour for this reason.
I’ve had an Avon adventure 560 a long time ago and found it too small and it didn't handle the chop so well - so I think a 6-7m makes sense with 150/200 motor.
I will keep it in a trailer park on the river Frome - 100m from the slipway - and trailer it to a lake in France once a year. My car can tow 2T, so ideally, I’d like to keep the total rig weight down to 1.6T.
There will be four of us and occasionally 6, we will use it for watersports in Poole harbour and Studland and would like to venture out; Isle of wight, and down the Dorset coats, nothing too serious.