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Old 21-08-2015, 18:09   #46
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Re: How to choose the right dinghy?

Originally Posted by kelbylinn View Post
Oh, and right on needing some cushioning on sides. We carry two small fenders to compensate.

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I may have just found the dinghy I have been searching for.. Thanks for posting this!

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Old 21-08-2015, 20:12   #47
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Re: How to choose the right dinghy?

As the OP I have gained valuable information from this thread so I thank everyone for their contributions.
Our dead dinghy was PVC and never had a patch on it anywhere and never deflated.
The PVC was no problem but it was the glue on some seals.
We had some very high temperatures in Greece and the glue just filed totally in a day or two. Parts that were glued on just dropped off and the glue around the end cones and transom failed causing the problems.
I presume the same type of glue is used on other dinghies no matter what material they are made of.
Up to that point I was very satisfied with the dinghy.
Given the choice I would have preferred Hyperion but it was 3 times the cost of PVC and the dinghy was guaranteed for 5 years.

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