Rinker 235

Hi
I am about to buy a 1992 Rinker 235. Anyone got any feedback on this model please? It has been converted to diesel and will be used mainly on inland waterways.
Thanks 

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  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Since its a diesel you are way ahead of the game. 
  • tonygaspotonygaspo Posts: 5Member
    I am a complete newbie.....why do you say that??
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Because you wont have any of the problems that all the gassers have provided you take care of the fuel and filters
  • tonygaspotonygaspo Posts: 5Member
    Ok thanks..sounds good then.
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Post some pictures soon. What motor is in that boat?
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,007Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    This one fell right into Handy's wheelhouse. lol

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    This one fell right into Handy's wheelhouse. lol
    Got to get it when I can LOL
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,743Member ✭✭✭✭
    Here we go, hey @tonygaspo where are you located? reason I ask is there are not many in the states.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • howardramshowardrams Fairport Harbor, OHPosts: 208Member ✭✭✭
    tonygaspo,

    I had a 235 Fiesta Vee 1992 model and owned it for 22 years!  Never had any fiberglass issues or quality problems.  The mid-cabin was a bit tight for adults, and I was not crazy about the seating arrangement in the cockpit.  Mine had the 230HP gas 5.7 Merc and was quite economical to operate, and the Alpha One drive.

    Used it extensively on Lake Erie with only minimal normal maintenance.  Hopefully they did a good job changing it to a Diesel.  Was it a new engine? What outdrive?

    Welcome aboard if you buy it!
  • tonygaspotonygaspo Posts: 5Member
    Off for the final viewing this morning. Surveys were all good. 
    If we go ahead and buy it, we will be using it on the Norfolk Broads  (UK). 
    Will report back.
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    This one fell right into Handy's wheelhouse. lol
    Got to get it when I can LOL
    Handy needed something to brighten his day.   :)

    Regards,

    Ian

  • tonygaspotonygaspo Posts: 5Member
    Now the proud owner of our first boat.
    85hp recon Ford Transit engine. 
    Diesel is ideal for what we need in this area.
    Very little petrol available and a max allowed speed of 6mph on The Broads.
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