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  1. Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello everyone, My first post to Sailnet. I recently bought a used inflatable dinghy (an Avon Redcrest) for our sailboat, without a motor. We rowed it to get to shore in a calm bay, but it took quite a while and would be too much in rougher conditions, heavy currents, or farther from shore...
  2. New to Boating - Need Advice on Inflatables

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    My girlfriend and I just moved into an apartment that is a short distance from a public boat slip on the DE River. We really like the idea of getting a small boat to cruise around on, but don't have a vehicle with towing capability, which is why I've been looking a lot at inflatable dinghies...
  3. Repairing an Inflatable Dinghy Rub Rail

    Gear & Maintenance
    I've just placed a video up on You Tube covering how to repair/reglue the rub rail back on an inflatable. Just go to YouTube and search dinghyrubrail and you'll see it. Sorry I still can't post the URL here, sailnet won't accept it. Enjoy, Bill Fishbourne
  4. Inflatable Dinghy BIG hole repair

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I've put another video up on YouTube explaining and showing how to repair a fist sized hole in your inflatable dinghy. We used a very old Avon hard bottom for the project. Next will be how to stick the rub rail back on. Search on YouTube for Dinghy Big Hole and you'll find it. enjoy Bill...
  5. Fixed me dinghy!!...

    Gear & Maintenance
    I am posting this because I had a bit of a time researching how to fix my Avon inflatable, and perhaps someone can use this information. One of the inflation valves on my 33 year old Avon Redseal dinghy broke a couple of days ago as I was inflating it. Not surprising, I guess, due to its age...
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