I purchased a New Zealand
made Smartwave 2400, which is plastic with positive buoyancy. I've had it since about June but only managed to use it half a dozen times due to my useless new engine
Today I tested it out quite a bit and have concluded its really quite uncomfortable and impossible to sit in the back transome whilst operating the tiller on the motor
. It's rated to 6hp and I have a 3.5hp on it. With my weight of about 100kg and the outboards, then it's simply too much weight on the back. So, to operate it, you basically have to sit in the middle and reach around behind you. Not very comfortable at all.
What is the ideal tender
for a boat my size and made out of what? I have davits
to which to lift
it up on the pushpit. So, I don't want anything bigger than 2400.