We are now (just) on our second 8 foot PB. LOVE IT!!
It's so ugly, nobody wants to steal it.
It's light by 8 Ft dink standards.
It will plane (with one of us in it) with our 3.5 HP To-hot-to.
It's almost indestructible!!
I can run up on ANY beach, rocks or not.
Got our first one back around 1995 or so and it lasted, full time cruising in Sea of Cortez summers and all for 5 years and up till last year.
Down side is....
The black foam flotation NEEDS to be covered and protected from the sun.
The black rub rail can leave marks on the side of your boat.
When full of water, you can NOT bail it out!
You can read our Gear Reports (with info on our PB) on our web pages at;
Guenevere's Position Reports top page
and see our mini Op-Eval of night storage of it on our Youtube page at;
Greg Delezynski - YouTube