Thanks for all the great feedback on this tender issue. Looks like the inflatables are in the majority for us small yacht owners. I'm still interested in the planing, rowing and even sailing abilities of a Portabote, though, and wonder if anyone has any first hand experience with one.
Starting to get a little dinghy,
PSC31 #9 "Wayfarer"
The secret to sailing is good judgment. Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.