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BALTIK INFLATABLES -AND- wood v. inflatable floor

Does anyone have any experience with Baltik Inflatables?

Their prices on EBAY seem to be excellent compared to West Marines brand of inflatables.

Also, we are looking to use the inflatable for short anchorages on the Chesapeake. At first we plan to use only with oars until we can afford an outboard. I have no experience with high pressure floors. Does anyone have pros or cons with the high pressure floors v. coated wood?

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I have one I bought from them (E-bay) a few years ago. It maintains air very well and hardly needs to be pumped. it has the wooden floor. The Nevada sun is a real killer here and the only problem i've had with it are the straps for the seat rotted due to the extreme heat. if you plan on deflating and rolling the boat up go with air floor. if you plan on keeping inflated get get wood. overall we are extremely happy with the boat and would buy another.
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I’ve got wood.... took me a while to work it out, how it goes together; but it seems strong and you don’t need to worry about what your loading and putting a hole in the floor. Oh and when storing the wooden floor, mine will fit under the settee seats the dink rolls up amazingly small and its 10’3”.
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I bought one,9.5' 2 years ago and i'm very happy with it. If you hang a 15 hp on transum you'll fly on the water (Baltik boat recomands 10 hp)
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My first dink was a 10 footer from Boat U.S. with a wood floor.

My second dink is a 8 ft. Achilles with an air floor.

My opinion, go with wood floor! It adds a lot of stability and you'll probably never poke a hole through it.
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Re: BALTIK INFLATABLES -AND- wood v. inflatable floor

This is an old thread but I bought one of these Baltik inflatables back in '09 and it has held up very well. I have had other more expensive dinks that have not fared as well.
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