Inflatable Dinghy

I am looking to purchase a new inflatable dinghy for my 342.  I have a merc 3.3 engine.  I am looking for suggestions.  would prefer to pay less than $1500 


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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just replaced my Merc 270 airdeck. I'll offer some thoughts:
    If it will be in the sun a lot, esp down south a PVC type will not last long, hypalon is the better material, but it is more expensive. Beware buying an older PVC type.

    How many people do you need to carry? My 270 airdeck was 8'-4" long and 3 adults was pushing it.

    A RIB is a better buy (rigid hull inflatable). You might scour craigslist.

    You'll spend some $$ to for davits for mounting on the swim platform. The 3.3 Merc is good, you'll never go fast but it is light and dependable. I use the same motor on my 9.5 AL RIB.

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    WeberWeber Member Posts: 249 ✭✭✭
    Westmarine was having a dinghy sale.

    I use a west marine PSB-275, with the weaver davits.  Works great, 9' length with 5' beam, holds 4 people nicely.  The 3.3 will not push it very fast, but will put around great.  You could get the dinghy and davit system for your $1500.

    Sin or Swim - Rinker 312
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