Achilles Inflatable - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 02-17-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 656
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Siamese is on a distinguished road
Achilles Inflatable

I'd like to hear from anyone who owns or has used the Achilles LT2 inflatable. I'm interested in it because of it's low weight of 37 pounds, and its Hypalon fabric.

It looks a lot like the old Avon Redcrest dinghy, as it has no hard transom...the tubes extend around the stern, and a motor mount (taking up to 3 horse) attaches to the tubes.

If you own or have used the LT2, what are your impressions and comments.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-20-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dfny36 is on a distinguished road
In case you don't get any first-hand reports from folks here... I've found the people at defender.com to be very knowledgeable in answering questions on inflatables. They sell a lot of them and ship all over.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-18-2012
Uniscoot's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Uniscoot is on a distinguished road
Re: Achilles Inflatable

I've contacted Achilles and Defender. I'm still looking for dimensions for an OLD Achilles Wood Floor. Boat is 8'8" LOA. There were 4 sections of wood connected with plastic squeeze on fittings (2 side, 3 middle).

The dimensions of my dinghy floor (where the wood should cover) are:
Floor width 2’9” - Inside gunnels from transom to 5’ up. So 3 sections are the same width, the 4th bow piece is tapered toward the bow.

Floor length is 7’. Plywood thickness needed to fit inside the plastic side and middle brackets is 3/8”. Floorboards had no hinges.

The stainless plate on the outside rear tube of dinghy reads ACH00439M85A.

Any help is greatly appreciated
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-18-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 184
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
HMoll is on a distinguished road
Re: Achilles Inflatable

I own an Achilles LT2. First, Achilles is great quality. It's practical if you don't need a dinghy all the time, so it's out only on long weekends (3-day+sails). I used a Torqueedo on it and it was perfect. Recently upgraded to a 2hp Honda outboard and it's too heavy for it. For 2-3 persons, ok. We're 2 +2 kids and they're growing, so I'd like bigger dinghy. Mine is like new, and would like to sell it. You can PM if interested. Hans.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-19-2012
aeventyr60's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Andaman Sea
Posts: 1,662
Thanks: 7
Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 4
aeventyr60 is on a distinguished road
Re: Achilles Inflatable

Have owned 2 different Achilles in the last 20 years. Great quality. This one starting to wear out on the bottom of the tubes. If I could buy another locally I'd do it in a heart beat....
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



"Your dreams minus your doubts equals your net worth"

Life is a short journey, filled with emptiness and pain. Get all the sailing and booty you can.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Achilles RIB DavidCReno Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 01-03-2011 08:27 PM
Achilles SPD-4FL Greenmann Gear & Maintenance 4 05-31-2010 05:56 PM
Resurrecting Achilles cabron99 Gear & Maintenance 3 01-10-2010 03:24 PM
Achilles inflatables pegasus1457 Gear & Maintenance 10 08-04-2009 07:31 PM
Inflatable Repair / Restoration (Zodiac, Achilles, Etc.) nauticalnut Gear & Maintenance 3 12-02-2006 03:45 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.