Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Wish I could recommend some models, but have heard only negative reports on roll-ups.
Years ago we considered roll-up inflatables and folding boats for use as tenders. That was before talking to several people who have them. In reality, roll-ups handle poorly and are such a major PITA to assemble/disassemble - inflate/deflate, they were either stowed and rarely used or most often replaced by permanently inflatable boats within a season or two.
We, as with most sailors we know, use our dinghy extensively. I would suggest choosing a lightweight inflatable with a rigid floor and either hard bottom or inflatable keel. Then towing when coastal cruising, adapting your boat with davits, or lifting up to the foredeck when offshore.
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