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Old 04-03-2021, 06:20 AM   #21
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Why? I like them too but they’re in Portland, Maine, about as far from the NW as you can get.
oops, wrong portland, I guess.
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:06 PM   #22
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The OP didn't say no-gas, some other poster did...

The OP said four stroke gasoline outboard...
Oops. Stand corrected. Little screens...little comprehension.
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Old 04-05-2021, 05:02 PM   #23
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Then you should start a new thread about that and not stomp on someone else’s.

I am the OP, and I said 4 Stroke Gas.
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:27 PM   #24
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We just got a Highfield 390. Love it. Very dry ride, stable and gas tank fits in bow locker.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:55 PM   #25
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My boat came with a Rendova dinghy and a 40 hp Honda outboard. As another poster noted, this is a great dinghy. Very stable and we added a crab-pot puller. It runs as fast as we could want to go. There are lots of other good brands. You can find clean used dinghies on Craigslist or ask local yacht brokers. Many of them remove the dinghy when selling a yacht and they will often sell them for a good price.
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:30 PM   #26
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We have used a variety of dinghies thru the years: Hard fiberglass 10' dinghy with 4 hp, hung in davits with a 13" inflatable and 25 hp carried on deck. A 12.5' RIB with 15 and 25 hp outboards, plus a 9' inflatable weight only about 60# so we could carry up on beaches and 3 hp. We also used a 12' DuraBoat Aluminum skiff with a 15 hp, on the top of the Sundeck of a Symbol 41' MY which fitted athwartship with the outboard in place.

With the RIB used AK and all along the West Coast thru the Canal at the end of each season (once a year) turn the dinghy upside down, and asses how much abrasion had occurred. We would add sacrificial glass along the keel with epoxy, fair and put a coat of bottom paint on. We had two Labrador retrievers, so at least 3 daily shore trips onto rocks etc. No damage from the dog's claws in any of the boats, and we always had dogs aboard.

It would be just as easy to add a sacrificial Aluminum plates to cover possibly abraded areas on an aluminum dink. Although I have owned inflatable for 60 years, the aluminum boat has its advantages: Certainly a lot more interior room. We put fire hose over the gunnels, and had Sunbrella covered seat cushions, with non skid on the floor boards of the aluminum boat.

Today with a smaller pilot house boat we use a 9 1/2' high pressure air floor with a manual davit and a Toqeedo 1103 for the outboard. I prefer the electric when dealing with a lower hp OP--and would have used that if available when we had 3.5 or 4 hp outboards on the smaller dinghy.
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I'm only interested in NON-gasoline motors. No gasoline on our boat, please.
Might go full electric
https://www.purewatercraft.com/product/rib-classic-360
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:54 PM   #28
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We just got a Highfield 390. Love it. Very dry ride, stable and gas tank fits in bow locker.
What motor?
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I'm only interested in NON-gasoline motors. No gasoline on our boat, please.
Some good electric outboards available especially suited for trips to the nearby beach, etc. ePropulsion is my favorite.
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My suggestion to the OP is a Bullfrog dinghy (locally manufactured in Bellingham, WA) with a center console and a 20 or 30 hp Honda, Suzuki or Yamaha four stroke.
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