Originally Posted by lorenzo b
I'm looking to buy a 310 hypalon West Marine dinghy and already have a 4 and a 5 hp outboards.
Will an rib that size ride ok with a small motor, assuming I'm not planing, or will I have to get a 10 hp for it to ride well?
I now have a 14 ft jonboat and am fine with small motors, but the jonboat comes real close to swamping in two ft seas.
I have a 10 ft Archilles(hypalon) with plywood
floors and it will plane with me at 200 lbs and my wife at 130 with a 5 hp Nissan 2 stroke
. The boat weighs in at around 100 lbs and is over 20 years old and still holds air for about a week before some pressure is lost
. That being said I'm considering getting an aluminum
V utility boat to replace the inflatable
and read with interest your comment about towing the jon boat. Not sure if the V bottom will help the situation and most people do not advise towing. The boat I'm considering is 16 ft weighs in at 290 lbs and would be towed behind a 37 ft Tayana on the Cheaspeake Bay.