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Old 04-18-2017, 08:08 PM   #1
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West Marine RIB-310 opinions

I'm interested in hearing opinions on a West Marine RIB-310 hypalon, double floor dink. 16" tubes large enough? Ride well? I'll be using a Tohatsu 9.8 4-stroke.

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Old 04-20-2017, 10:19 AM   #2
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We have the 310 RIB from west marine, not the double floor one, single floor, wanted less weight. Rides exceptionally well, good in chop etc. Does take a decent about of HP to move though, we initially tried our 8hp 2 stroke and pretty much would only plane with me, put the wife and dog in and no go. We then got a 20hp (weighs the same as the 15) Suzuki and ideal setup, quick to plane only need 1/4 to 1/2 throttle while on plane.
Highly recommend raft, great value great handling, but does take HP to get on plane.

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Old 04-20-2017, 10:39 AM   #3
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We had the 310 foldable and it didn't last one season. It started to leak thru the fabric. This had a 5 year warranty, which was BS. It is "prorated!" So we used it one season and received 1/2 of our money back.

My advice, do not buy it.
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