Were it me, I'd get a portabote (used) and an outboard
with an external tank. Portabote because I imagine it would be easier to manhandle frequently as it's stiff and flat. My 12 ft hypalon is a struggle to mess around with. Plus, the portabote will probably store better in an apartment (behind a couch for instance) than a bulky rolled up inflatable
. Inflatables are great for dumping in a laz and not much else.
The external tank is the way to go with a gas outboard
. I can burn all the fuel
out of my tohatsu 6 sailpro simply by removing the fuel
line and letting it idle for about five minutes. No internal tank, so the remaining fuel lives in the external tank and the fuel line. Note that those red gas cans are NOT vapor proof so it (the external tank) would need to be stored outside. Also, my outboard requires all the oil
to be removed if stored on its side. If you were to do this every trip, I can see it becoming a pain. You could strap a dolly into a van or truck bed
and always store and carry it upright though.
For your intended purposes, I'd give a careful look to a smaller portabote and an electric
Hop car- do the lehrs need their oil
drained if stored on the side?
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