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Old 18 May 2006, 06:51   #11
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Thanks for your replies, my friend has a tender with an inflatable floor, the valve keeps getting sand in it and as a result deflates, the slatted floor options seems a better option for easy inflation, although having an inflatable keel gives you a better handling boat,
I have booked into one of the marina cottages at Mylor for the half term it would be nice to have made a decision so that i can use it for the weeks Holiday, hopfully the weather will be better by then!
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Old 18 May 2006, 13:19   #12
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I have one for sale at the moment.

Can't remember the details of the top of my head, but it is about 2.3m with inflateable floor. I can get more details tommorow when I am not at work.
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Old 18 May 2006, 15:04   #13
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One man inflatable kayak

Anyone got any experience with these. Some good reviews on the net. My idea is to drop off passengers go back out anchor and paddle ashore.

http://www.kayaksandpaddles.co.uk/ca.../spree-one.htm
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Old 18 May 2006, 15:56   #14
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Similar canoes here from Sevylor around about 200 if you scroll down abit:

Clicky

In the past I have dropped passengers ashore and then anchored and paddled in using the donut, crude, but no room for a tender on a small rib.

If it was me I would just buy one of those cheapo beach rubber dinghys, can buy a new one every year there only about 20. Looks crap but im sure a piece of board to form a more rigid floor or some slats could be engineered into into it. I had a Bombard AX2 and one of those compass ones, and they were just as wet as a rubber dinghy, and at least 10 times the price. Got an Avon R2.85 air deck now, very dry and a quality boat, but they are over a grand new. One word of advise, don't get one of those round tail ones with a bracket if you plan to stick an outboard on it, useless in my experience, the outboard just goes lower and lower on the back as you open it up.
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If it was me I would just buy one of those cheapo beach rubber dinghys, can buy a new one every year there only about 20. Looks crap but im sure a piece of board to form a more rigid floor or some slats could be engineered into into it.
They know all about those on Boat mad... this video cracks me up: http://media.boatmad.com/videos/rescue1.wmv
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Similar canoes here from Sevylor around about 200 if you scroll down abit:

Clicky

In the past I have dropped passengers ashore and then anchored and paddled in using the donut, crude, but no room for a tender on a small rib.

If it was me I would just buy one of those cheapo beach rubber dinghys, can buy a new one every year there only about 20. Looks crap but im sure a piece of board to form a more rigid floor or some slats could be engineered into into it. I had a Bombard AX2 and one of those compass ones, and they were just as wet as a rubber dinghy, and at least 10 times the price. Got an Avon R2.85 air deck now, very dry and a quality boat, but they are over a grand new. One word of advise, don't get one of those round tail ones with a bracket if you plan to stick an outboard on it, useless in my experience, the outboard just goes lower and lower on the back as you open it up.
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They know all about those on Boat mad... this video cracks me up: http://media.boatmad.com/videos/rescue1.wmv
On second thoughts ignore the bit about cheap rubber dinghys
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On second thoughts ignore the bit about cheap rubber dinghys
I was thinking of using one until I found a cheap 2.3m SIB on Ebay!

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I saw one of their (Lodestar) little "Billy no mates" inflatables at the London Boat Show in January, and it looked perfect for a RIB tender. I think it was from the NSA range, not the Ultralight, but there's not much weight difference anyway. I had a picture of it somewhere, but I can find it now . . .
That caught my eye as well...
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I've just bought the Seago 2.6 for just under 300. I just wanted something cheap and cheerful that I could leave rolled up at the back of the rib. I just can't justify over a grand for an Avon. So far so good -it does the job pretty well.
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I've just bought the Seago 2.6 for just under 300. I just wanted something cheap and cheerful that I could leave rolled up at the back of the rib. I just can't justify over a grand for an Avon. So far so good -it does the job pretty well.
You made a good chocie, my Avon retails at over a grand, but I would never pay that, it was a secondhand bargain.
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