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Old 05-05-2013, 15:23   #31
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Re: Caribe Dinghy Question

The double floors in the alloy hulls are not sealed chambers. Water can and does slosh from the bow back to the drain point in the transom. The inner floor is both for strengthening and to provide a flat area on which to stand.

I think that they are great! My 3.5 meter Hypalon Gemini dink has an advertised empty weight of 47 kilos. The hull is now about ten years old, constant usage by cruisers who anchor out continuously, and despite a bunch of scratches through the powdercoated finish, plus being burned by the druggies who stole her, there is no corrosion nor other problems visible.

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Re: Caribe Dinghy Question

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The double floors in the alloy hulls are not sealed chambers. Water can and does slosh from the bow back to the drain point in the transom. The inner floor is both for strengthening and to provide a flat area on which to stand.

I think that they are great! My 3.5 meter Hypalon Gemini dink has an advertised empty weight of 47 kilos. The hull is now about ten years old, constant usage by cruisers who anchor out continuously, and despite a bunch of scratches through the powdercoated finish, plus being burned by the druggies who stole her, there is no corrosion nor other problems visible.

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Those who have used Al Rib's would never consider a F/G RIB.
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Those who have used Al Rib's would never consider a F/G RIB.
Well, maybe not everyone. I traded my aluminum AquaPro straight across for a Caribe.
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I just bought this SEXY Gal (Caribe) last week for $400.
2004 10'3".

It has the double floor, after opening the floor drain I got the pleasure of viewing cobwebs (not literally), but NOT a drop of water.

Next post I will share my 20 year old hottie (1994 Caribe) , she needs care for which I'm in the process.

I'm running a 25hp Johnson on em.

I love these dinks.
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This is my 20 year old.
She's a hottie!

Inflatables WILL last if LOVED!

1994 Caribe 10'4" Double floor model.
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Re: Caribe Dinghy Question

End of Road, did you paint the bottom of your dink? It looks great. Just normal bottom paint?

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End of Road, did you paint the bottom of your dink? It looks great. Just normal bottom paint?

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Its Marpro Gold Ablative.

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