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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    I am looking for a new inflatable and am debating between different floor types. I don’t have davits and don’t plan on getting them anytime soon so minimizing weight while maximizing payload is a major priority as I am normally carrying four people. I like the idea of a RIB, but to get a flat...
  2. 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...
  3. Boat Review 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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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