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Old 03-07-2014, 14:07   #61
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Re: Dinghies

Cheechako - nice spreadsheet. However, decision points are diamonds in a decision tree. Just had to point that out.

I appreciate all the comments. I think I'm going to go with the inflatable boat that I can roll up and store in a bag. I found a used one at West Marine - a guy bought it, used it twice and took it back saying that they sold him the wrong boat (I think it was like a superbowl TV - buy the big screen TV, watch the game and then take it back saying you don't like it). Anyway, it isn't hypalon but it's almost new at a price I can't turn down.

I don't have an Achillie's dealer anywhere near me and I want to see the boat before I buy it.

Very informative and fun replies. Thanks to everyone.

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Old 03-07-2014, 17:50   #62
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Cheechako - nice spreadsheet. However, decision points are diamonds in a decision tree. Just had to point that out.

I appreciate all the comments. I think I'm going to go with the inflatable boat that I can roll up and store in a bag. I found a used one at West Marine - a guy bought it, used it twice and took it back saying that they sold him the wrong boat (I think it was like a superbowl TV - buy the big screen TV, watch the game and then take it back saying you don't like it). Anyway, it isn't hypalon but it's almost new at a price I can't turn down.

I don't have an Achillie's dealer anywhere near me and I want to see the boat before I buy it.

Very informative and fun replies. Thanks to everyone.

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Yeah, it's been a while... just an quick example of what the forum could do!

if you are talking about buying a West Marine brand one.. forget it.. waste of money.... you'll just end up buying another.
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Old 03-07-2014, 18:04   #63
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Hmm...

I have a twenty year old Avon inflatable and an eight year old Achilles. Both Hypalon, both near perfect.

I also have a West Marine inflatable, made, I think by, Zodiac. Barely used, (came with a boat I had bought), the bottom fell out. Estimated repair costs $450-500 with no guarantee that it would last. It still sits in my garage. Interested?

Your call, but I would ask around, especially if PVC construction.
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Old 03-07-2014, 18:36   #64
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The only way to learn is by experience but sometimes some people learn from others.. it doenst happen very much. We must be all plan dumb or then there is the dumber with most of us in the dumbest category.
Money dictates what we shall have sometimes luck comes into play too.
I think every boatie changes their dinghies for another and still get it wrong.
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Climber49 - west marine pvc is real bottom line crap. Will wind up costing you a lot more. Better to look on craigslist. JMHO.

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West Marine also sells Hypalon inflatables.
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