Hi to everyone, New here but hope to be on here much more often.
Just bought one of these,
Inflatable Dinghy River Boat Tender w/ Aluminium Paddles & Flooring Family Size for 4 Adults and 1 Child: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Outdoors
And I must say, it seems a really well made bit of kit. As some of the reviewers mentioned, the floor plates doo have some sharp edges but 10 minutes with a fine file and all sorted.
Reasonably easy to assemble although the side pieces on the floor can be a bit of a pig to clip into place.
Also, the supplied pump seems to keep the valves open slightly so when you're inflating it, there is air constantly escaping which means you have to pump like crazy then quickly remove the adaptor before too much air escapes.
Apart from that it seems pretty good. However, on testing it this week with a brand new Chinese 6hp 2str, it wouldn't get on plane with myself and a teenager in it.
So, can anyone comment on whether I should expect this to plane with a 6hp or not and also, is the valve/pump not right??
I haven't tried it one up as the weather was poor later in the week.
I've tried shifting weight and still couldn't get it on plane.
Has anyone used Doel fins (or similar) and did you have any luck.
Don't really want to go to bigger engine as the weight of this one is about as much as is comfortable. I could carry more but it would make it become a grind rather than a means to an end!!!
Thanks in anticipation.