I am looking for a tender to take me plus gear, plus others to a boat on a swinging mooring.
Tender would be kept in ‘Dinghy Park’ where they enforce a 2.7m max length allowed.
I was looking at Avon R 3-10’s where I could deflate the cones to cheat the 2.7m rule a little.
Fenlander of this chapter had one but advised the Avon’s tubes were small and boat has relatively flat bow tubes compared to modern day equivalent with a raised bow, so the Avon could make a wet ride in a chop. The river the tender will be used on can be choppy.
Don’t really want the extra step of inflating each time I go, partial inflate acceptable if it means making less trips for crew and gear.
Honwave up to 3.2
Hyperlon anything but a dry ride
Avon 3.15 these seem to have a raised bow
Ideally a no frills, tough as old boots for leaving out in all weather and on mooring, dry ride and spacious big for a boat.
Anything else I’ve missed off the list?