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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.
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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 29 - 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
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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.
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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....

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