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 Posted: Tue Nov 13th, 2007 04:45 am
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mxsailor

 

Joined: Thu Jun 15th, 2006
Location: San Carlos, Mexico
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I favor hard dinghies. A friend of mine bought a 7 ft Livingston catamaran style here this week for $100. A 3 or 4hp outboard will push that boat pretty well. I own 2 Livingstons, a 7 ft & a 7.5. These boats have as much interior space as an 11 ft inflatable because there's no tubes... and they have built in flotation. I've had my dinghy fill with rainwater and the outboard (5hp Nissan 2 stroke) was still riding high and dry because of the flotation. Won't sink. They tow behind really well, and mine fits on the foredeck. Weighs about 65 lbs. I've owned a number of inflatables but never could keep air in'em. One trick I use is to cut a 1 inch PVC pipe in half lengthwise and epoxy the halves to the runners on the dink. Slides over the rocks really well without chewing up the fiberglass.