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inflatable dinghy recommendations

I searched the forum, and while there are lots of posts on the subject, I found nothing really spot on in my search so here I go.

I want to get a dinghy for my hunter 25. I have decided on inflatable, so I can store it down below when not in use. I mostly daysail, and basically want something that I can take from an anchored boat to the beach and back. I guess it would provide some peace of mind as well, having a back up dinghy, especially winter sailing.

I don't want a super high quality, heavy and expensive dinghy. My max budget is about $900. I have a 2.4 horse OB that I would like to have the ability to mount on the dinghy.

I saw the "solstice" dinghy from westmarine for $400, but the motor mount looks like junk. It is only 32 pounds though, and probably folds up nice and small. Their RU-260 "sport dinghy" looks much better, and only weighs about 20 pounds more.

I am also looking at the sea eagle 8.10, which looks much more sturdy and comes in at about my budget.

Doesn anyone have any recommendations based on their own experience?

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