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I agree that 8' inflatables are worth having. They handle 4 people and gear easily. Sometimes you need to shuttle heavy things so you'd have the capacity.

You might want to consider dinghies with inflatable floorboards. They are light but have a great load capacity. When I am going offshore for more than 3 days I deflate it and roll it up for the trip. It is easy to find space to store it. On my PSC 34, I installed 4 eyebolts just forward of the forepeak cabin and lashed it there. Redeployment takes 15 minutes to half an hour.

I purchased an Achilles LSI to replace my Zodiac with an inflatable floor that had died of old age. I'm very happy with it.

Bob Steneck
PSC 34 Alaria
Christmas Cove, Maine
 
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