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Old 14 December 2011, 04:48   #11
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Old 14 December 2011, 06:06   #12
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If you are talking tender it boils down to:

Toy inflatable for sub 100 that takes up virtually no space and weighs nothing, but is a toy, with the associated risks & durability.

Something more substantial that will take up space etc etc but could even handle the Aux to get you ashore & back.

There is no definitive answer..... other than always go places with piers or pontoons!

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Old 14 December 2011, 06:43   #13
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thanks for the suggestions, i particularly like the pet dolphin one !

i was also thinking that a cheap inflatable boat/kayak was the only way to go once everyone had been dropped off on the shore and i had gone back out to anchor up..

talking of anchors, has anyone got a Rocna anchor ?
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Old 14 December 2011, 06:44   #14
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There are some good cheap double layered tenders around new for 500 i.e. something like the T20-SE that will fit in a bag and can be lifted by a 10 year old. They come with everything i.e. pump, bag, slatted floor etc. you will also get 2nd hand ones of these for even less. oh will take a 4hp engine as well

spend a bit more and get a high pressure air floor i.e. T24-IE for around 700.00.

both are honwave's but there are other good makes as well and if budget is a major factor the 2nd hand ones are v v good value.

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Old 14 December 2011, 07:00   #15
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Our Honda agents were doing the Honda T-40 for 895 with all rigging and they had good deals on motors too.
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Old 14 December 2011, 07:57   #16
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Well I have a swing mooring so I am used to taking the tender from shore and leaving on mooring while out. When we are going to places where we are going to go ashore from anchor we have a small Redstart we deflate and keep in the bow, inflate when needed. it also acts as a bunk for the younger passengers on the road home sometimes. So keep your eye open on e-bay for a bargain.
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Old 14 December 2011, 08:18   #17
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+ 1 for the Avon Redstart, we took one to france and the kids loved it

If you end up getting one, make sure you buy one that is complete as the outboard brackets, oars and inflatable seats can command a high price when bought individually
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Old 14 December 2011, 08:32   #18
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I bought a Achilles inflatable off ebay cost just over 100 I did have to add the oars but for the money it has been great
Blows up fast & easy, rows well kids have fun in it I have even used it as a doughnut towing when I forgot the Boston valve for the ringgo!!
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Old 14 December 2011, 11:56   #19
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Similar to above redcrest users, I managed to pick up an as new "lifeguard" inflatable (slatted floor and ob bracket rather than transom) for sub 50 on ebay. Stored in the bow deflated and will take the 4hp aux.
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Old 14 December 2011, 12:27   #20
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I used to have a roundtail 1.8m tender but this was a bit small. I bought it secondhand for about 90 and after a couple of years use sold it for 100.
I now have a 2.3m seago with an airdeck and transom which comes with us when we are going ashore anywhere remote and takes the 2.3hp aux so no rowing. Its big enough for both of us and if necessary the dog. It was about 270 new.
The mutt was another reason why we got a bigger one as he is getting old and struggles with the swim in nowadays cos he's just about blind........

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