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Ehen the season began i rushed to find a used dinghy and bought a bad one (as in cheap and not right for the job)
I was looking at 2 styles but i dont know the difference and wont make a choice on price again
1 is a solid floor dinghy like the Zodiac Zoom 310
The other is a slated floor like
The zodiac typhoon
Besides weight what is the difference
I use it to get to my mooring and will use it to make land fall when i anchor my sail boat for now Charles island in Milford CT later block Island and Marthas Vineyard

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Re: dinghy question

There pretty much the same in a given size and feature set BUT The BIG difference is PVC vs what ever now generic type of Hypalon material is used to build it.

How well you can deal with the weight and size tends to decide how many features it can have as weight goes UP a lot as they become a better boat


PVC has a short outdoor life
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Re: dinghy question

Well in theory, the slatted floor is designed so you can ROLL IT UP and not have to remove the floorboards when you store it. And the solid floor should give you a stronger bottom and better performance with a load or on a plane.

More important is whether it is PVC (cheaper) or Hypalon, glued seams (cheaper) or welded. If you don't want to thorw out your oney, you might want to look online and read up on the differences in inflateable dinghies, they're fairly well documented.
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Re: dinghy question

For what it's worth, unless you need a roll up for weight or storage, I would get a rigid bottom. They are much more sturdy, stable and move through chop nicer. Even though you may use it most often to get to your mooring, you may eventually want it for more. We like to explore in ours. I rarely see roll-ups, rolled up. They are a real time consuming pain to reinflate. (my job as a kid)
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