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Old 23 May 2007, 02:58   #1
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Any good for getting to the beach with ?

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Any idea on these I fancy something for getting to the beach with etc
the seller has others for auction what does anyone think its worth, or should I spend a little more for something better and what ?

Don't really want a hard floor as I'm under the impression that it will be harder to store put together on the rib?

I've got a spare 5 hp outboard and and one of those electric trolling motors (don't know what it's rated at but it was the biggest I could buy )

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Old 23 May 2007, 07:43   #2
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Looks reasonable enough. The trouble with a dinghy like that is it won't fold up particularly small. I had a 2.7m one recently. In order to get it in the back of my car I still had to put the back seats down, and the car is an estate! If you have a 6m boat you might struggle to store it along with the engine. That said I believe Pete7 has a little tender on his Pac 22. Presumably he has a massive under-deck locker which it fits in. For getting onto the beach I bought one of those really cheap kids dinghies. It fits in a very small space and I can paddle it in with the paddles I keep in the boat.
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Old 23 May 2007, 07:58   #3
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Looks fine to me.

If you are putting it together all the time an air floor would be a big help.

My Quicksilver 3.1 with a wooden floor all fits into a bag that goes comfortably on the back seats of a car. Believe it or not we manage to get 2 of us and the boat along with a Suzuki 15hp four stroke and a load of kit into a Rover 400 saloon!!!
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Old 23 May 2007, 08:20   #4
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Looks fine to me.

If you are putting it together all the time an air floor would be a big help.

My Quicksilver 3.1 with a wooden floor all fits into a bag that goes comfortably on the back seats of a car. Believe it or not we manage to get 2 of us and the boat along with a Suzuki 15hp four stroke and a load of kit into a Rover 400 saloon!!!
Yep. I can do that with my ZED 3.4 and 20hp merc too.
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Old 23 May 2007, 10:10   #5
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I have something similar to this.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-Waim...QQcmdZViewItem

It suits my needs for getting to the beach occasionally and it is small enough to live in the locker of the boat or in the boot of the car. (For if I ever get near a beach without a real kayak or the boat and fancy a paddle. It wont last forever but its cheap enough.

With the power inflator I keep with it it takes about 5 mins to get it pumped up. With an unregulated scuba tank it is quite a bit quicker!

If it gets used enough I might upgrade to a slightly more robust http://www.kayaksandpaddles.co.uk/ca...rns-spree2.htm

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Old 23 May 2007, 10:34   #6
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I have used a 2.65 Yam for the last few year great but would not want it packed up in the boat! But on a calm day I have had it at 20 knts being towed!!
I have just bought this to keep on the boat & blow up then needed!
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Old 23 May 2007, 10:52   #7
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Just bought one of these, plenty of space for upt 4 adults.

Half the price of the one you are looking at as well, there are quite a few people selling these on ebay so take a look for the best deal, I paid 190 including electric pump.

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Hi

Any idea on these I fancy something for getting to the beach with etc
the seller has others for auction what does anyone think its worth, or should I spend a little more for something better and what ?

Don't really want a hard floor as I'm under the impression that it will be harder to store put together on the rib?

I've got a spare 5 hp outboard and and one of those electric trolling motors (don't know what it's rated at but it was the biggest I could buy )

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/INFLATABLE-BOA...QQcmdZViewItem
its a nice idea to have a tender but my boat isnt big enough for a proper tender as they take up so much room when folded down to house it comfortably without it becoming a bit of a pain in the butt, if it is folded down then you have the hassell of pumping it up, then letting it down, stowing it on the boat etc,

i have a small cheap two man dingy boat that costs 10 quid and an electric pump, i can pump it up relatively quickly and then paddle in but have not had reason to use it yet as i let the crew off by the beach then take the boat out a bit and swim/walk in.

personally i would recommend the 10 quid boat approach first and see how you get on, then splash out on something more substantial if you feel the need
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I have one of these, they're great! Cost me 600euro.

My one came with a carry-bag, easy enough to fold up, it's about the size of an XXXL gearbag... if you get my drift!
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