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We didn''t want to risk abraiding our inflateable, or haing it puncture ont he boarding ladder. So we made a doghnut of closed cell foam in a light canvas, attached with velcro loops. This would work well for a hard-dink too.

We used excess foam from making the new cuhions. So 1-1/2inch closed cell.
This is not going to be relevent to you, but our dink still deflates and packs down more or less as small as ever (still fits its bag and its locker despite the doughnut)

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I’ve got a Sumner 9 footer and I love it! Its flotation tanks run fore and aft along the sides so she’ll remain stable even when filled with water. She rows great, powers with a 2 HP like a dream and tows with surprisingly little strain on the pennant. The 9 is beamy and stable as it has the same hull as their 12 footer but the bow is rounded and very buoyant where the 12 has the more traditional pointed shape.

I screwed a piece of exterior carpeting (found in a dumpster at a flooring supply), bottom out along the shear, took an old piece of ˝ inch line and rolled the carpet up over that then screwed it along the top of the gunnel. This has made for the best (and cheapest) rub rail I’ve ever seen and it hasn’t chewed any dings in my hull yet! I did replace the carpeting last spring as the old one was wearing out after 6 years of hard use!

I had painted her in the same scheme as the “big” boat, with a black hull. Along with the green carpet rub rail and round bow, she sort of brought to mind an egg plant, which is exactly what we named her: Eggplant!
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Are Sumners still being manufactured? I almost bought one a long time back and haven''t seen one since. I bought a Montgomery 10 instead...it''s a better sailboat but the Sumner is a better dink for towing.
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I once put a strip of wood with sunbrella fabrick under it and then took a foam noodle and trimmed a flat surface on it then folded the sunbrella over it and fastened it with another small strip of wood. It looked good and was a good bumper. I had to go back later and put another layer of fabric on it as it wore a bit.
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