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Re: 10' Porta Boat For Dinghy?
I am not sure what hardware originally came with the boat because mine had normal mild steel bolts with nuts for holding the seats on when I bought it. I replaced them with stainless spring loaded pins. My transom also needed to be rebuilt but as I always have lots of boat building stuff on hand it was not a problem. I got nice new collapsable oars from West (yeah they cost a lot). I DID NOT repaint her as I think one of the greatest deterrents to theft is to have your stuff look like crap while being fully functional.
The windage produced by the folded boat against the lifelines is much less of an issue than the previous nested 2-paw 9 dinghy on my foredeck.