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Old 28 March 2020, 10:54   #1
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Just bought a 2003 Avon/West Marine Hypalon RIB 340. This is my 4th inflatable but first RIB. Previously bought 3 new Zodiacs...12.5' PVC and 15' Hypalon Grand Raid, both powered by a Merc 25 and lastly a 10' PVC Zodiac with a 15 horse Merc. The little 10 footer was a favorite due to ease of transport and storage but I had it folded up in an outbuilding and rats ate huge holes in it! I guess they like the taste of PVC. It went in the garbage.

I used those first three boats primarily for SCUBA, Abalone diving, duck hunting and a little fishing. I've always wanted a RIB for the smoother ride it offers and now I have one! Glad to be here!
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Old 28 March 2020, 11:54   #2
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Which brand motor and HP will be powering the new 340 ?

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Old 28 March 2020, 19:13   #3
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Giday, mate,
thanks for the heads up about Rat Attack!

May all your seas be following!
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Old 28 March 2020, 20:52   #4
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Which brand motor and HP will be powering the new 340 ?

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Probably an older 2 stroke 25 Merc or Evinrude/Johnson. I'm retired now so buying new doesn't happen anymore.. Thankfully I'm mechanically inclined.
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