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Old 22-03-2015, 06:33   #61
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well, no actually I wanted to know how much the friggen thing weighs. Not how much some other boat somewhere weighs. I'm on my third RIB. I well know how much they weigh.
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According to the email I received yesterday, confirmed today, neither of the weights listed on the website are correct. The President of Portabote informs me that the 12' model actually weighs 78 lbs, rather than either of the two different weights listed on the website.

HOW can there be three different weights for the same boat?
Kinda funny Canibul. Maybe a typo crept into the spec sheet when someone flipped 78 for 87, or vice versa? Or maybe they don't really know.

I wonder how much my 10-footer actually weighs. I know I can pull it on board (seats and all) myself without the need for halyards or a crane. I'm sure I could do the same with the 12-footer. That's the key measure for me.
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can someone who has a 12 ft. Portabote clarify the basic weight for me? They have it as both 68 and 87 lbs on their website. Both those weights are listed as for the hull without seats. A 20 lb discrepancy isn't a deal breaker, but I'd still like to know. It's half the weight of the engine they allow.
The newer models have an attached transom. The older ones like mine have a separate wooden transom that might be excluded from the hull weight. If the concern is lifting and carrying it, the older one with the separate transom would be lighter.

But if you really want to know, call them and ask.
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Any chance that in surf, or if the boat gets tossed in surf, that the seats could come out, and the boat fold up on you?


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Any chance that in surf, or if the boat gets tossed in surf, that the seats could come out, and the boat fold up on you?


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Old 23-03-2015, 12:47   #66
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But if you really want to know, call them and ask.
did you see the part about email from the president of Porta-Bote? it's been in three of the posts on the last two pages. I didn't contact them. I contacted him. And pointed out where the specs disagree. We are now having a great email exchange about torqueedos and two vs four strokes. He can't have one. I can.

Why would I make an international phone call when email is free and leaves a written record?
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I just bought a second hand porta-bote for 600 bucks. Fits nicely on the life lines!
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did you see the part about email from the president of Porta-Bote? it's been in three of the posts on the last two pages. I didn't contact them. I contacted him. And pointed out where the specs disagree. We are now having a great email exchange about torqueedos and two vs four strokes. He can't have one. I can.

Why would I make an international phone call when email is free and leaves a written record?
Dude! I'm just trying to help you, not start an argument. And I don't care about torqueedos. If you don't want my help, just ignore it!
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Portabote Canada says 87 lbs. (39.5kg)

Are those Canadian or US pounds:-)
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Are those Canadian or US pounds:-)
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did you see the part about email from the president of Porta-Bote? it's been in three of the posts on the last two pages. I didn't contact them. I contacted him. And pointed out where the specs disagree. We are now having a great email exchange about torqueedos and two vs four strokes. He can't have one. I can.

Why would I make an international phone call when email is free and leaves a written record?
Yeah, They have been pretty unresponsive to my email also. I think the outfit is just run by some elderly (slightly older than me) lady who just manages the outsourced mfg. and shows up at boat shows.

I've got a 12'er tied to my back porch. I'll try to remember to weigh it when i get home. You've got me curious.

But me old mind don't always work so well so feel free to bug me on this if needed.
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So, how do you measure volume? US gallons, imperial gallons, or liters or quarts?

Sounds mor like a buddy rolling orgy than a simple swinger arrangement!
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I posted this before, but the newer model includes an integral transom while the older model had a separate wooden transom.

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This could easily account for the difference in weight. The lower weight is a previous model less the wooden transom, the higher weight is the newer model with the folding transom.
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So, how do you measure volume? US gallons, imperial gallons, or liters or quarts?
Oh, you don't wanna know who we do volume . But to be boringly serious, I use US gallons for my boat, imperial for mileage, and litres and millilitres for most measures. Quarts are just litre-wannabees.

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Dude! I'm just trying to help you, not start an argument. And I don't care about torqueedos. If you don't want my help, just ignore it!

I understand Canibuls frustration as one not directed at you but rather at the preponderance of a manufacturer that can't even get basic facts about their own product straight.
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