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Old 13-02-2015, 08:35   #1
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Wanted, 12 ft RIB inflatable

Does anyone have a good used Hypolon 12 ft RIB inflatable for sale?
Or, anyone know of new inflatables like this at discounted prices?
I have a Yamaha 30HP and only need the inflatable boat.
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Old 13-02-2015, 17:04   #2
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Re: Wanted, 12 ft RIB inflatable

Check Craigslist
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Old 15-02-2015, 16:31   #3
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Re: Wanted, 12 ft RIB inflatable

If it's of any interest, I have a 10' 1988 Avon RIB. Hypolon? Dunno. Presently in Daytona Beach but will be heading south through the keys sometime in May.
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Re: Wanted, 12 ft RIB inflatable

I also have an Avon "Roll-up" 11.5 ft inflatable dinghy in a carrying bag. It is about 10 years old but still worked when I used it 5 years ago.

However, hanging a 30HP outboard on anything other than a "Rigid" dinghy might be rather dangerous both from a weight standpoint and a power standpoint.
The inflatable dinghy has a tendency to "ripple" or buckle (form a buckle in the floor that raises) as the speed is increased from idle to planning speed. It is quite dramatic until you get used to it. And once the dinghy is out of the water up on plane - with such a powerful motor there is also the heightened risk of flipping end over end as wind forces it way between the boat and the surface of the water.

Most inflatable dinghies I know of are limited to not more than 10HP because of these problems. They are just not rigid enough.
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Re: Wanted, 12 ft RIB inflatable

We've got a West Marine 11.5 ft. RIB that I want to sell or trade for a 12 ft. Porta-Bote. We're just south of you in Turks and Caicos. Must be something we could work out. Lot of boats heading north and south right now....
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