Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
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I've got a porta-bote that I've used for a fishing boat, and now am using as a dinghy for my sailboat. I love the strength and stability of the boat, as well as how compactly it stores. They also row quite well, and handle rough water and rocky shores better than many other dinghies I've used or ridden in.
I've made a few modifications to the boat, to make it more usable.
I've got an older one, that has the wooden transom... which is more durable than the newer plastic one from what I've heard. I'm planning on fiberglassing the wood this spring, to make it a bit more durable.
I'm also going to be making replacement benches, out of fiberglass, to replace the plastic ones.
I've also added a few eyebolts to the boats, for the painter and anchor lines.
Any questions, drop me a message.