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Old 10-03-2019, 08:35 PM   #1
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10'6" RIB Wanted

Would like to find a 10''ish RIB in very good to excellent condition in the Puget Sound area.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:49 PM   #2
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For the last 3-4 years, Costco has been selling a 10'10" PVC HydroSport inflatable rated for 15HP for around $500. They seem to go on sale in the stores in the spring.

I bought one a couple years ago and it's been stellar. Fortunately I'm able to store it in my covered slip on a dink float so it stays out of the water and the sun when not in use at my home slip...the Achilles heels of PVC dinks.
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:12 AM   #3
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Is that Costco pvc dinghy made with pvc coated fabric or is it just a plain film of PVC? PVC is used in high quality dinghys such as made by Zodiac but needs a fabric base, although Hypalon is better.

But without a fabric base, pvc won't last.

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Old 10-04-2019, 08:41 PM   #4
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Great question, David. Yes, it's fabric based. It feels much like my old hypalon 9.5 Achilles but it's much larger and well balanced with the Merc 2-stroke 15.

I drive it straight up my dink float without an issue or concern. The soft bottom still looks great.

Love the aluminum floor and tank strap.
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