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Old 10-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #61
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one in this subject thread,...or did I miss it?

Rigid Inflatable Dinghy : Walker Bay

Has anyone first hand experience with these vessels?

How is the 'inflatible collar' attached?
I had a 310 RID with sailing rig on my last boat. It was stable but slow. It is a displacement boat so top speed was about 4 knots with a 2 HP Honda. The dealer said anymore horsepower would be wasted.

As I recall, the inflatible collar was installed in a slot molded into the hull.

Any other questions, let me know.

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Old 10-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #62
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Of course you could always go with a Safeboat. Saw one of these at the dock this summer - it is one serious machine. I think the one I looked at is a smaller version of the 410; it seemed shorter and ONLY had 2 X 300 HP outboards.

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Old 10-28-2013, 03:55 PM   #63
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If you want to play a dirty trick on someone with a PVC dinghy, spray it with silicone oil spray soaking the seams. It will come apart and never glue back together again.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:01 PM   #64
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Catamaran / Tunnel-hull Type RIB

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You may be interested in this Dux type which uses tunnel technology for very stable and slick ride.
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A nice write up by an owner here...
The ultimate sailing - Dinghy/Tender?

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Of course you could always go with a Safeboat. Saw one of these at the dock this summer - it is one serious machine. I think the one I looked at is a smaller version of the 410; it seemed shorter and ONLY had 2 X 300 HP outboards.

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How about one of the catamaran / tunnel-hull styles built with foam sponsons (similar to SAFE boats) rather than inflatable chambers??
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #65
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LOL, now that would be a dingy Brian!!
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