Difference between 342 340 330 and 320

zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 689Member ✭✭✭
they all look very similar when it comes to hull design and layout
if my rinker sells I have a very short list of things I want
fuel injected big blocks and gen

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  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,226Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    On what boat?
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 966Member ✭✭✭
    I know in the engine room you can fit in front of the motors on the 342 but not on the 320. To stay mpi you will have go up to 2002.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 689Member ✭✭✭
    My budget is around 65k maybe 70
    so I want the best bang for the buck
    i love the 340 dancers but most rays don't have a walk thru windshield
    8.1 is a must
    i intend on keeping my next boat for years 
    my 27ft ray I had for 7 and this one for two
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 3,993Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Look up that 342 that was in Chicago on here a few weeks ago. 8.1l motors. 

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,914Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    The 340 and then the 342 are very similar. The early 342's had the transom tucked under the boat which took away from the engine room space. The later ones had the transom pushed back, giving you more room in there. @Alswagg would be able to give you the best description of them and the changes that happened over the different model years.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 689Member ✭✭✭
    Got ya
    tomorrow going to stop by Stodge's house to look at his 342
    and not it's not for sale lmao
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 3,798Member, Moderator mod

    I've been in all of them many times.  To me, the 342 is probably the largest and has a full size shower.  There are different years that have more engine room as Greg mentioned.  Get a 2005 or newer to avoid that.  The 310 went thru 2002, then it was 312 for a couple years, then a 320.  I had the 2002 310, which was the first year with MPI and full smartcraft. 8.1s in a 342 would be really good.  I've rode on several 342s with the small blocks, and I believe it is one boat you'd really benefit with the larger engines. (just my opinion, don't want to start anything here)

    I agree on the walk-thru windshield.  I have it on my 400 and love it. SR doesn't have any larger boats with it.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 3,993Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    The 540 SC from Cruisers has a walk thru. lol

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 1,987Member ✭✭✭✭
    Be sure to see at least one hardtop -- preferably on a super-hot day so you can feel how much cooler the cockpit stays compared to canvas.  
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 689Member ✭✭✭
    Hard top is nice but my budget is not so hot 
    50 to 60k pushing it
    plus we want to buy a house on the water 
    put two offers in this summer but market is crazy
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,778Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Check out a 2005 06 Rinker 360. Sooo much bigger and stronger boat.   Much much bigger than the current 370.  
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 966Member ✭✭✭
    @craigswardmtb has an 06 360 with big blocks in CT he said there might fire sale soon. Would be a great ride up the Hudson  and eire canal.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 966Member ✭✭✭
    Ps his boat is very nice.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,295Member ✭✭✭
    You forgot the 312.  It's actually in that neighborhood.  Don't let the model number fool you.

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

  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison Twp,MIPosts: 689Member ✭✭✭
    312 is cool but I heard they have a mean lean when floating

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