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Old 23-04-2008, 06:05   #16
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Old 24-04-2008, 21:16   #17
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The Astrology Zodiac

You go through this about astrology solar problem so you can get from this type of information.

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Old 25-04-2008, 00:38   #18
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I wouldn't worry about 20 days. But I will say that people who earn money repairing inflatables love PVC boats. That was a serious comment I got from such a shop.

PVC is the easiest to repair, and needs a lot of it. Hypalon repair is best with some practice. I would never own a Zodiac. And wood floors are too heavy for me to justify. But all the different floors have their pros and cons. Delataing and inflating a wood floor dink is not something you want to do very often. You can't beat an Achilles for quality or design.

Having said that, my current inflatable is a "go fast" Avon with inflatable keel and roll up floor. Couldn't pass up the deal and I like its features. But I use my Walker Bay sailing dink a lot more. Sail if for fun, motor it for hauling and row it when I..... humm. I don't row it very often. Requires more motivation than I can muster.
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Old 25-04-2008, 00:52   #19
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Have had avons was not happy with longetivity but light weight,easy to carry.Presently have an alliance(out of production) rib.Runs grest,repairs eaisly only problem is heavy and crane mounted on sern makes boat trim funny.I am going to ck on al bottom one.
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I have to buy a dinghy for 4 people in Sept.

I guess for the tropics, it is agreed that Achilles are the best buy? I need to buy a dinghy in Sept for when I put my boat in the water to bring home.
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Old 25-03-2010, 19:43   #21
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Better Buy

Mercury inflatables in Hypalon are a better buy. They actually use the Achilles fabric in the mercury boat, but they cost a lot less.
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Re: Tender - Zodiac?

You can use 303 Protectant on your Zodiac, works, great.
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Re: Tender - Zodiac?

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You can use 303 Protectant on your Zodiac, works, great.
Since it's been six years since he posted, I hope he's figured out a way to keep it protected.


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