unless they have vastly improved the design they are junk and i have seen several transoms collapse. the patches that they use to bond the transom are way to small.
Not sure what you mean by transom collapse? The shell of the boat is injected molded poly material- the boat shell is essentially one piece, with an inflatable tube attached to the gunwales via a channel.
Are you referring to the transom getting soft and/or buckling from the weight and vibration of the engine? If so I guess that would depend on the engine and how the boat is used.
dealing with a hard dingy is a pain. 150 lbs is to much to get up on the foredeck over the lifelines. walker bays are built cheap and fall apart fast. if you are going for cheap, then buy a new cheap inflatable which should last 3 years or more and is a lot easier to store in the winter
I agree on lifting it over lifelines... Not sure I am picking up on the cheapness aspect though? These dinghies seem to be pretty well reviewed product..?
Thanks you both-