Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
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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.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.