I just bought a 2003 Avon 340 RIB. I have a 6 HP Johnson that will not work on this boat because it is a short shaft
Should have checked before I got it, but too late now. On my current Sportis RIB the engine is good for about 16 knots solo, but 1 more adult or two dogs takes it off plane.
So.... I am looking at a 15 HP 2 stroke Evinrude (Johnson) long shaft. Does anyone have this engine on a 340? The boat is rated for a 25, but that seems a bit excessive for a dinghy that spends a lot of time getting towed behind a sailboat. I am trying not to add too much weight. I would like to be able to still plane with the whole family aboard, which is one wife, one 10 year old boy, and two 50 pound dogs.