the pointy end is the bow
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
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how will you be storing it?
how many people will you be hauling around?
do you have davits?
will you be rowing or using an outboard?
what size outboard do you have?
will you be towing much?
does your cruising area have rocky shorelines with barnacles/oysters?
all sorts of things to consider. We went through this two years ago and went with a portabote because:
weighs less than the AB inflatable we were looking at, half the price of the A.B., nearly indestructible, rows easier, won't need a davit and can use a smaller out board to move it around. The cons are that it's not quite as stable, it doesn't haul as much gear/weight for the same length, it's ugly as sin.
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.