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Old 08-20-2009
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i read a review of a portobote said it was hard to get back into if you dive / fall off it, too flimsy on the rail. i never tried it though. theres a couple in my harbor with 5hp they definately are quick to plane out and handle 1ft chop well.

i have an achilles "inflatable floor" model that is about 50 pounds dry making it easy to get up and tie down to the deck plus yeah you look better in an inflatable, HOWEVER, i just patched a pinhole leak that i poked on something, slow leak...came back to the dock after a week, and half the boat is underwater, took a couple hours to fix it, you wouldnt have to patch a porto but if you cant get back in it its going to be a problem.


good luck, you should get both. thats what i do, so i now have 4 boats and a kayak. for the 4 weekends a month. they are currently all running but i have the kayak if they are all broken at the same time. hah im brilliant eh? many could learn from me!
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Assembling a portaboat on board is too tough and I wouldn't want to leave a portaboat out assembled for that long. Go with the achilles.
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