Originally Posted by RichardB
Sorry to hijack a bit but I've been looking for a neat small dinghy and that looks just the thing. What (size / make) is it?
It's an XM 180. I've just looked on their website and they don't seem to supply it any more. It is
very small and though it's ok with two people aboard, getting them into it is something of an art. It's very well made out of heavy weight material - polyurethane, I think - but it's only the size of a beach toy and if you don't take care to balance it when boarding, it will tip you out in a flash. Once aboard and settled it feels fine and I'm pleased with it. However, I'm always very aware that I'm sitting in a very
There's no comparison between a 1.8m boat and, say, an Avon Redstart at 2.50m. and I don't think I'd recommend the XM 180 to anyone not experienced with small inflatables.