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post #7 of Old 11-09-2012
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Re: Walker Bay RID 310

Is this an inflatable boat or a rigid WB Dinghy with the optional inflatable tubes? If the latter, I can't comment but if the former, WB inflatables do not have a good reputation among serious cruisers. They just do not seem to be made very well. We have one that is only four years old and junk. Most makes seems to last 7 to 10 years of full time cruising.

Note that can't always tow a dinghy. If it is too rough they can dump. If you think it is heavy empty try recovering it when it is full of water and lithe waves are big. You have to be able to store it on decks, at least part of the time.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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