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Old 27 July 2018, 17:58   #1
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New RIB tender

Looking for an inflatable (with oars) to take out to the 7.4 RIB....and then the family off to beaches. Big enough to ferry a group...but small enough to pack down easily into a bag on deck. The RIB deck has plenty of storage space with the old life raft gone.

I see suggestions on used Avonís in the archives, but I need to buy quickly so something new in online stores preferred. Click image for larger version

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Old 28 July 2018, 01:53   #2
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Looking for an inflatable (with oars) to take out to the 7.4 RIB....and then the family off to beaches. Big enough to ferry a group...but small enough to pack down easily into a bag on deck. The RIB deck has plenty of storage space with the old life raft gone.

I see suggestions on used Avonís in the archives, but I need to buy quickly so something new in online stores preferred. Attachment 126095
Perhaps an anchor Buddy and beech the rib, Take off passengers and then let the anchor buddy do its thing
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Old 28 July 2018, 01:59   #3
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Perhaps an anchor Buddy and beech the rib, Take off passengers and then let the anchor buddy do its thing

Still need a tender to get out to the swinging mooring and many of the finest sand beaches are very rocky.
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Old 28 July 2018, 03:18   #4
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Looking for an inflatable (with oars) to take out to the 7.4 RIB....and then the family off to beaches. Big enough to ferry a group...but small enough to pack down easily into a bag on deck. The RIB deck has plenty of storage space with the old life raft gone.

I see suggestions on used Avonís in the archives, but I need to buy quickly so something new in online stores preferred. Attachment 126095
One of the 3D tenders is probably going to be my next choice, very light which makes all the difference when dragging the tender around and maybe back onto the RIB to deflate and store (compacts down to a rucksack size) - although I'm aware there probably not as durable nor have the longevity of a standard construction tender. We use a little 12v pump to blow our current tender up and then just reach final pressure with a foot pump, takes 2 mins
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They look the business and pack into a metre long bag. But itís a bewildering range. Something like this below, maybe?

https://oceanfirstmarine.co.uk/colle...in-vib-air-330

We need to ferry a family of five (and dogs!)....but maybe this is overkill for a tender using oars only?
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Still need a tender to get out to the swinging mooring and many of the finest sand beaches are very rocky.
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Iím sure the anchor buddy has its uses but Iíd always carry a tender, very versatile - be it ice cream runs to the beach for the kids or exploring a rocky cave ridden coastline, we nipped to Lulworth cove last weekend and once anchored up we then inflated our tender ( zodiac cadet / torqeedo 1003 ) and spent a few hours looking along the Jurassic coast, cracking day
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They look the business and pack into a metre long bag. But itís a bewildering range. Something like this below, maybe?

https://oceanfirstmarine.co.uk/colle...in-vib-air-330

We need to ferry a family of five (and dogs!)....but maybe this is overkill for a tender using oars only?
Looks great, my only compliant about our current tender, a zodiac 2.4, is the weight. Got a 3.5 Hp 4 stroke and a torqeedo elec outboard, keep finding myself always taking the torqeedo out, great little bit of kit, doesn't wee oil / fuel everywhere and no pull starting, very easy for the kids to use ( under supervision of course )
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The Avon inflatable boats are great, hypalon tubes, no solid transom and will transport 3-4 at a time to shore. Importantly they fold down to go back into a drawstring bag after use.

If you can't wait, and space isn't an issue on board, the Zodiac Fastroller Acti-V looks good. Available in 2.85m through to 3.6m. Only disadvantage is a solid transom. You can add an outboard I suppose, but quite honestly rowing us the way to go. No need to work about outboard storage, and just concentrate on the minimum of fuss to get to shore. These are PVC boats, but if you look after it, it'll last.
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Hi Paul, check out this place, based in swords they usually deliver within 24 hours. I have the wave eco 3m. Had it 5 years now and no problems. https://marineparts.ie/boats-sports/...latable-boats/
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Hi Paul, check out this place, based in swords they usually deliver within 24 hours.

Ah, good to know: thanks Andy. Their dinghies were backordered so went for this (£25 delivered to Ireland).

https://oceanfirstmarine.co.uk/produ...-round-air-250

Now back to practising knots...
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