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Old 01-22-2008
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Portland Pudgy

Has anyone had any experience with one of these dinghys? The idea of a dinghy/life raft is pretty appealing and an unsinkable/non-puncturing tender is pretty cool. I'm pretty interested in it but also concerned about how the plastic would fare after being bombarded with UV's for a couple years. I ran across this boat in another thread on tenders but it didn't seem like anyone had firsthand experience.

If it's relevant, our intended use is primarily a dinghy for gunkholing through Mexico and Central America and secondarily a liferaft for the passage down from Seattle and perhaps over to the South Pacific. I'm looking for something we can mostly row. I'd really like to avoid an outboard engine if at all possible. I like the idea of adding a sail kit to it but the sailing kit looks a bit dodgy to me.

(Since I can't post links or images until after 10 posts, you'll have to decipher the web page from my cleverly altered URL below)

www dot portlandpudgy dot com
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