I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
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Definitely look at Hypalon if you'll be in a lot of sun, although PVC is a bit easier to repair. I would lean towards AB, Avon or Carib inflatables - they will last you a significant period of time and the companies will back them up. 9'9" should be more than plenty for 4 adults, along with a 6HP engine. Don't go for anything smaller. We have an inflatable floor on our Avon and it's great for storage. A bigger dinghy is heavier and will require a bigger (more expensive and HEAVIER) engine.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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