Looking to buy a Rinker

looking in the areas of Maryland or south Florida.  Want to do the ICW trip.  So at least a 33 footer I'm thinking.   


  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,525Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    342 is what you need.
  • mscariemscarie Posts: 4Member
    Lol.  Pictures?   Price?

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,925Member ✭✭✭✭
    Handy was making a general recommendation to look for a Rinker 342.  If you check boattrader.com you should find some for sale.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,753Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yea boattrader and yacht world has lots of 342s and other rinkers in your area. 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,045Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree 342 is what you want for a long haul.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • mscariemscarie Posts: 4Member
    Thank you guys.   
  • mscariemscarie Posts: 4Member
    342 sounds great.  Will it handle the coast in the big water also?  
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,525Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very well plows right thru like a cruise ship but only if it has diesels
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,274Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Handles Lake Michigan big water..that's rougher than the ocean for anything you would venture out in.  342 is a great boat.

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,456Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here is a fresh water 342 right outside of Pittsburgh.


    And here is a fresh water 320 south of Pittsburgh. I know this one. It was docked at my old marina.


    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 4,493Member, Moderator mod
    We have members on here that have taken the 342 around the great loop.  It really is a great size boat for that.  & the only boat of its size that has a full size separate shower in the head.  Quite an economical boat as well (Don't let Handy tell you that you need diesels :)

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,235Member ✭✭✭✭
    Diesels will sink in ruff water however...
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,525Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    rasbury said:
    Diesels will sink in ruff water however...
    Ras, what are you smoking?
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