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Inflatable floors are lighter and more convenient that wood panels, obviously, esp if you plan to 'stow' the dinghy occasionally. It can be a challenge to get enough pressure in the floor section to make it adequately stiff. (though apparently there are now inflatable paddle boards that manage, must have some skookum pumps) Also given their location and abuse inflatable floors seem more prone to leaks/patches from what we've seen.
We use a slat-floor rollup but it's mostly stowed away. We use kayaks primarily.
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