i had the chance to buy a 12 ft walker bay genisis series RIB
which had been used once for $1000 and had to pass on it. i did take delivery
of it, put on my mercury
15 h.p. motor
and went for a spin. going about 1/3 throttle i made a sweeping turn and almost got thrown from the dinghy
. i immediately brought it back for my wife to try and she had the same experience. upon looking at the hull
of the dink i now know why: the V-part if the hull
only goes about 1/2 way to the stern then it goes up to the bottom of the floor and back to the transom. there is no hull in the back 1/2 of the dink to catch water
, thus the stern of the dink flies away from the direction of the turn creating, in my opinion, an unsafe situation.
these things cost over $3k new and i guess i could have bought it and resold it for a lot more money
but i felt that the dink is so unsafe i would have had a moral problem selling what i believe to be an unsafe dinghy
. anyone else had this problem w/ this dink?