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Dinghy with inflatable floor

Who makes dinghies with high pressure inflatable floors?

So far the only ones I have found are: Walker Bay (looks nice but only review says it is not durable) and Zodiac (not available in Hypalon).

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Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

i think you can add Achilles to your list.
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Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

Most EVERYONE! Just about every manufacturer makes a model with the high pressure inflatable floor. We just got our 9 footer with the inflatable floor and keel from Saturn. West Marine, Zodiac...

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Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

I got a mercury off ebay and really like it....Dale
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inflatable gloor

Sea Eagle makes a good one at a good price
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Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

I bought my Saturn 11.5 (110 lbs) from boatstogo for $1k. It has the hard air floor. They tell you to cover it with carpet or vinyl flooring to protect it from puncture. For example ferrying dogs around.
So far it's been a good deal. I figure if i get 5 years out of it i will have saved a bunch. When i move south or elsewhere i'll upgrade to a hypalon with hard bottom.
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Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

Here's the extra incentive. Instructional video

Bikini Model Unboxing Saturn Inflatable Boat 11' SD330. - YouTube
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Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

Wow, I'm surprised at all the positive comments about the inflatable floor dinks. Down here in the Caribbean, I've never met anyone who has had one or has one that has anything good to say about them.
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Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

Not sure i had positive comments. I would prefer a hard floor dinghy like my last one. I didn't see having to buy one of the expensive models just for limited summer cruising. if i were down south; i would like a hard bottom hypalon for the durability.
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Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

Hard floors are...hard to roll up. If you leave your dinghy inflated, a hard floor is probably easier, since there's less work (no inflating) and less to go wrong (deflating). Hard floors can make stowage more difficult if you need to stow your dinghy below for passages, for example. A hard floor might make a dinghy heavier, too. It might help to have a hard floor if you have to travel at higher speeds for long distance mooring spots. An inflatable floor is better than a simple fabric floor because is lends rigidity to the dinghy and adds flotation. All three work. You pays your money and makes your choices.
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