Originally Posted by raymillard
I'm thinking of chopping in my Redcrest for something of similar size but with a rigid transom and bigger (dryer!) tubes.
Looking on Ebay I can see lots of new(ish) boats for not too much money. There are Plastimo, Wetline, Waveline, Tidal Wave and so on. The thing is that they aren't Hypalon. Does anyone know how long they last? Are they easy to repair? Or would I be best to keep my near perfect 30 year old Redcrest?
Well my 2 pence worth is ,if you have the dosh ,go for hypalon ,saying that my decitex material dinghy is the nuts to me ,ive scraped it a few times on slips ,and i fish on it ,i am very carfull with the hooks and allways inflate it on a folded tarpaulin ,its a seago ,so proberly the same material ,but i do believe they are made a lot better then they use to be, so im told,,,,,, ive really looked after mine and it looks as new as i brought it and not one patch,,,,,,best of luck in what ever you do