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Re: RIB Dingy with aluminum bottom
AB ali dinks are the gold standard in the Caribbean cruising community.
One downside to most ali dinks is the sloping floor and it is the reason why I chose the grp version. The chances of a slip or turned ankle are just too great for me.
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Despite comments made by other posters
Corrosion does not seem to be an issue.
Welding ali of the thickness used in the floor is easy for an experienced welder esp. with the use of a copper backing. Some other makes of ali dinks have problems with the transoms cracking and I have seen several after repairs which looked just fine.