Originally Posted by zUrchin
The asking price
for both is worth the motor
alone. And both are very lightly used, garage stored. Used in freshwater only.
I have the 10 footer, bought used. I run a Honda
2 HP on it. We got with it a length of wood with appropriate notches in it to hold it open until a seat can be installed, making quick assembly quicker.
My experience is this: I HAD a 10' 2" Zodiac RIB
that was needing retubing in Hypalon before it could be taken offshore
(on deck, of course) as the boat tender
. We retired that in favour of a 10 foot FG nesting dinghy
capable of being sailed, rowed or motored, and a 10 foot Portabote capable of being rowed or motored.
And a very clear, tidy foredeck.
Having two "compact" tenders gives up flexibility, and customarily, the nesting dinghy
is used for people and the Portabote, being quite rugged, is used for "stuff".
Like a sportscar vs. a minivan, perhaps.
We are happy with our choices.