Thread: New Dinghy help
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #7
Andy G
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RE: New Dinghy help

My 2 cents worth. We have had 5 RIB's over the years, some PVC, some Hyperlon.The advantages/disadvantages of RIBs are well known.

1/ The 10'/15hp combo is a cracker if you can configure it for the boat.It will plane with 4 up and is very stable.

2/ If you don't need to plane, the 3.3 Merc is easy to lift on & off, the 5hp Merc won't do much more than the 3.3 but weight may be issue, well be an issue if you have back problems.

3/ Be very careful about buying cheap Chinese makes, they do not last. This includes both Hyperlon & PVC.
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