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Dinghys

I need to buy a new dinghy after mice ravaged mine while it was in storage. I need a roll-up dinghy, preferably with some kind of floor boards, hypalon, that will hold four people and accommodate a 10hp motor. Does anyone have suggestions? What company would be a good alternative to Zodiac?
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Are you looking for new or used?
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Re: Dinghys

I'm looking new. I'm trying to avoid a totally rigid hull to save weight on my davits, and to make winter storage more feasible. How are the inflatable air floors, I've had two previous dinghies, a 3 panel wood floor and a roll-up aluminum floor, and I definitely preferred the wood floor. Would a fully inflatable floor be comparable to the wood floor in stability/ comfort.
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Re: Dinghys

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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If weight is the concern I think you will find a rigid aluminum bottom dinghy lighter (at least I did).
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Re: Dinghys

Go down to a dinghy dock and see what is most common.
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