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Old 08-01-2012, 05:15   #1
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Question inflatables

Hi,

Can anyone tell me a good place to buy a 4 man inflatable and davits in the british virgin islands?
I have been scanning the internet with no luck.

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:27   #2
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Re: inflatables

I guess you already tried

Caribsupply
Pasea Estate, Rd Town
TORTOLA, BVI
CARIBBEAN
Telephone: +1 284 49 42 88 5
Fax: +1 284 49 44 39 2

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BVI Marine Depot
+1 284 49 42 93 8 and by fax on +1 284 49 40 09 9. Their main postal address is:

Mill Mall, Rd Town next to Village Cay Marina, PO Box 3074
TORTOLA, BVI
CARIBBEAN
VG1110

And this web site could help
http://www.caribbean-on-line.com/sai...handlery.shtml
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Might find a much better deal in St Martin if you can do that....
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:50   #4
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thanks for the reply, i will try your suggestions.

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Jason,

BTW, welcome to the forum. Have you ever considered a rib catamaran dinghy? Great range at cruise due to the minimum wetted surface, and with just 15 hp will run around at 30kts.

http://takacat.com/21.html
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Jason,

BTW, welcome to the forum. Have you ever considered a rib catamaran dinghy? Great range at cruise due to the minimum wetted surface, and with just 15 hp will run around at 30kts.

EXPLORER SERIES - Takacat.com

I really like the idea, do you have one? If not, do you know how they work out in real world conditions?

Great concept,

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Isalnd Waterworld for Caribe and Budget Marine for AB. Both are in Sint Maarten (about 80 miles away. The prices will make the trip worthwhile.
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I really like the idea, do you have one? If not, do you know how they work out in real world conditions?

Great concept,

Thanks,
I sold my last dinghy and will be replacing it with one of the many cat offerings. Some are just all out performance like these
DUX® Boats Official Website not perfect as a tender, but for organized racing or out running the surf line they are great. They put 70 hp two strokes on them and go 70+ mph. These High- Performance Inflatable Boats are not full on race and are good, while the Takacat HOME - Takacat.com is most suitable as a tender. They have some good videos on their site, and IMHO these are more stable and can handle bad sea states better than any regular rib. My choice for this kind of dinghy is because I will be going electric for it, and want the best range from the batteries, and that hull shape is very efficient.
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Here is one of the "lower" performance dinghy with all of 15 hp outboard.



I plan to use a 20 hp electric outboard on the above model

http://www.aquawatt.at/en/electric-outboards.php
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Hi all first time on here, I would like to talk about the Takacat lite I have one myself and find it very limited in mod winds with one person it wants to flip over more so than any other inflatable I have had. I live in New Zealand and have used this as a tender for one year. I also have found the self draining floor to be not so self draining and yes I have the valve in the open/drain position. I would not compare this to any RIB in sea keeping abilities but only to other inflatables of which I would rate it average only.
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Hi all first time on here, I would like to talk about the Takacat lite I have one myself and find it very limited in mod winds with one person it wants to flip over more so than any other inflatable I have had. I live in New Zealand and have used this as a tender for one year. I also have found the self draining floor to be not so self draining and yes I have the valve in the open/drain position. I would not compare this to any RIB in sea keeping abilities but only to other inflatables of which I would rate it average only.
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Thank you for sending some "real world" experience with this product. I have been considering it as a tender and welcome this kind of input.

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What size Takacat do you have?
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