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Lightweight inflatable raft for inland lake recreation use???
I'm looking for a lightweight inflatable and hopefully tow-able raft for recreation use on an inland lake. Forgot to mention... It needs to be a row-able.
Here are my use requirements:
I have a 23.5 ft. Beneteau First 235 that is currently kept on a mooring (hopefully a slip in the future) on an inland lake in Minnesota. I have an aluminum row boat that I use to access the mooring. I'm looking for a light weight inflatable to be used when sailing with my family. We have two daughters (currently 3 and 5) and I'd like to be able to anchor the sailboat and use the raft to access beaches. Ideally I'm looking for something that would be packed away most of the time (I race the boat regularly) but could be easily inflated for recreational daysailing use. Maybe this is asking too much... but I also think my daughters would absolutely love riding in the raft while being towed behind the sailboat. Is the Bestway HydroForce Marine Pro durable enough for this in an inland lake? If so, I like that it is only around 30lbs and only around $120. The Intex Mariner 3 is another option but weighs over twice as much, costs more, and doesn't appear (based on photos) to have a setup for towing that would be any better than the Bestway.....
Does anyone have experience with these models or recommendations?
Last edited by prskier17; 6 Days Ago at 02:49 PM.