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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat
The thing with the Pudgy is it seems like it'd add a lot of windage if kept up on deck and it sounds pretty heavy to man handle around. So it's not all that hot as a life raft. Then as a tender it seems like it'd perform worse than a normal hard dink.
I think the idea is really sound, even the design looks good. But it's sort of one of those imperfect compromises.
I would like inflatable life rafts more if instead of inflating with air they inflated with foam that solidified so that small cuts in the life raft material wouldn't deflate it.
I would like the Pudgy more if I find out (?????) that it either has multiple air tight compartments inside or it is filled with foam so that a hole in the plastic won't let it fill with water and thus stop being "unsinkable".
In short, I want "unsinkable" to BE unsinkable, unless a blue whale swallows the thing.
What are you pretending not to know ?
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