Originally Posted by Seevee
You say "2008 Rigid Sport Tender copy" so who makes it? And you say storage in the "tubes", do you have pix? And can it handle 4 people?
Looks pretty nice. Anxious to hear the answers, and the weight.
There used to be some company in Sarasota or Naples or someplace along the west coast that was making Rigid copies. Don't think they're in business anymore. The title is listed as "Florida Homebuilt." That's how it was when I bought it and when the previous owner bought it. Feels strong and sturdy.
Some additional photos:
Seat open. The bar under the seat is the white all around light for traveling after dusk. It unclips and then slides into a socket on the starboard stern. There is a red and green combination light in the front.
View of the portside storage. The starboard tube has the same kind of storage. It stretches to the stern and all the way forward.
Cobra VHF radio with weather and DSC
One of three popup cleats
One of two fishing rod holders.
Oh, and a 15 pound mushroom anchor with 25 foot rode is included as well as two 25' dock lines.
It's so stable, you can literally stand on the tube without it tipping over!
I put myself and two large sons in it with no problem. Of course, it wouldn't plane with those brutes plus me in there.