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post #9 of Old 06-28-2009
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My apologies for not getting you information, but we can not find your e-mail. We did have a computer a short time ago virtually blow up and your e-mail might have been at that time. Please check our web-site. The Portland Pudgy is a multifunction dinghy a fun boat that could save your life. Contact us for price and accessory information at Phone 207-761-2428 or 207-712-4027.

The Portland Pudgy is a unique and tough proactive life boat that is designed for the blue water sailor, but also serves as a sturdy functional service dinghy for sailboats or motorboats. Additionally it is a versatile boat for fishing, motoring, and can be converted to a sea friendly sporty sail boat. The Pudgy is a fun and exceptionally safe boat for kids and adults.

The Portland Pudgy is a “system” that has a lot to it. I have attached a new photo from Holland of a red Pudgy. All components of the Pudgy system; sailing rig, oars, CO2 inflated exposure canopy, sea anchor, supplies etc. fit inside the large water tight storage compartment of the sidewalls. Bear in mind also that the boat is unsinkable, and if it were to capsize, which is difficult (making it an excellent dive boat), it can be righted easily using the hand holds on the keel. But, the most significant feature is that the Pudgy comes up dry and empty of water. In the cold waters of Maine sitting in a dry dinghy instead of a wet swamped dinghy can be life-saving

The basic boat is USCG rated for 4 people. 4 people is twice the capacity of other 8 foot boats.

Sorry for the mix up, thanks for the interest.

David Hulbert, Pres.
Portland Pudgy, Inc.
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