Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-05-2008, 20:32   #1
Registered User
 
theonecalledtom's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Socal
Boat: Beneteau 36.7
Posts: 386
Images: 1
How much for a usable dinghy and outboard?

I've started looking for a dinghy over the last few months. Preferences are for:
  • <= 9' (needs to go on my foredeck) inflatable
  • Takes 4Hp or so
  • Capable of carrying 3 normal sized humans (so perhaps 550lbs capacity)
  • Sturdy enough to take pebble beach landings and small surf
Will I be able to find this in Southern California for less than $1000 without inheriting a whole host of problems?
__________________

__________________
theonecalledtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 10:24   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Just to keep your thread alive I would think you could find exactly what you want for your price. It'll have to be used though. I prefer hard dinghies and the only experience I have is with an Avon 12 footer with a Honda 9.9 so what opinions I can offer would be rather worthless. They don't row worth a darn so I don't care for inflatables. Good luck.
Kind Regards,
JohnL
__________________

__________________
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 11:05   #3
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nevada City. CA
Boat: Sceptre 41
Posts: 3,745
Images: 9
I've kept an eye on craigs list in San Diego and have found exactly what you are looking for. Good Luck with the search. Be patient and you'll find one.
__________________
Fair Winds,

Charlie

Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad
Charlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 11:09   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Boat: 1973 Morgan 36T
Posts: 808
Images: 17
Quote:
I've kept an eye on craigs list
Good advice
__________________
Morgan Paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 11:09   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
bstreep's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX/Port Aransas, TX
Boat: 1990 Macintosh 47, "Merlin"
Posts: 2,274
That's a good ballpark.
__________________
Bill Streep
San Antonio/Port Aransas, TX
bstreep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 20:18   #6
CF Adviser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wherever our boat is; Playa Zaragoza, Isla Margarita
Boat: 1994 Solaris Sunstream 40
Posts: 2,439
I think you should have no problem finding a PVC inflatable to meet your price/design needs, but you may be wise to consider spending a bit more and getting one made from hypalon. If you live in Socal, you'll find that the PVC boats will have less than half the lifespan of hypalon due to their increased susceptibility to UV rays.

Brad
__________________

__________________
Southern Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
outboard

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dinghy Outboard Motors Strygaldwir Engines and Propulsion Systems 16 14-03-2010 08:09
what outboard? beau Powered Boats 22 04-05-2007 11:55



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:08.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.