Not sure about the feasibility of carrying a waverunner on a mono in that size range. We do surf rescue
at work, and we use Yamaha and Honda
skis. You really want the Honda
(if you don't have one already). The light ones are 850-1000 lbs (the FX-15 is 950#). That's a lot of weight to have swinging around on davits
, or sitting on deck
. Compare that to the average 12' RIB
which is less than 200 lbs and the outboard
stays on the rail.
Then you'd have the problem of trying to rinse out the motor
on the hook. The Hondas use a marinized version of the Civic motor
, but it's really salt
sensitive, not to mention what sand does to the impeller. It really needs to be flushed after each use. That's a lot of water
if you use it with any regularity. Probably going to need a watermaker
Not that you couldn't figure out how to make it work, but it seems a decent RIB
would be a much easier way to do your "exploration."
-- what's the target price