the pointy end is the bow
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
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Depends what you expect out of them. We bought a PVC West Marine inflatable with roll up aluminum floor. It lasted us about ten years when we started getting some degredation of the fabric and replaced it. I wouldn't buy a PVC dink if I was in the tropics, but it worked out to $100/yr for us.
We've since switched to a port-a-bote. Should last longer, rows easier, doesn't puncture, it's light and ugly enough that no one would steal it.
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.