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We had an 8'-4" wooden floor dinghy on our C25 with a Johnson 1.2hp egg beater engine, worked great when i was younger and could deal with the hassle of assembling it on the foredeck.
We now have 10'-2" air floor. easiest boat to inflate and use. Get outdoor carpeting to cover the floor. Now have a 9.9 hp outboard with a Garhauer dinghy motor loft and we keep the engine on the boat not the dinghy. We also purchased a 120V motor for inflating the tubes, saves lots of time. We have an inverter on the boat.
Hard floors will prove to be a real pain to assemble.
West Marine Advisors have great information about choices.
Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada