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Old 16-12-2017, 13:20   #31
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Re: Dinghy: Rollup or Slat?

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I love the F-Rib because it behaves like a regular rib once it is put together. With a decently powered pump, it is very easy to assemble and the model I bought is light enough for my wife to manage. We bought an electric outboard (not Torqeedo - that is another story for another time) which also breaks down into small enough loads to handle easily.

I keep the F-Rib folded on the transom but could get it down through the companionway if I needed to. My only concern is the PVC material but intend to make canvas chaps when I take my boat to somewhere sunny and leave the dinghy inflated more of the time.

I hope this addresses your questions.
Which electric motor did you go with? Would you recommend it?
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Old 17-12-2017, 18:05   #32
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Re: Dinghy: Rollup or Slat?

I second the request for your selection of which electric outboard attracted you, and understand your Torqeedo comment.

Was it the e-Propulsion that you selected?


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Re: Dinghy: Rollup or Slat?

EPropulsion Spirit 1kW. Torqeedo 1003 would have been ok if this did not exist, but....

Light enough in pieces, floating battery and no gearing for motor lead to quieter running and less chance of damage. Too soon to know if it proves more reliable than Torqeedo but often when former employees of a company innovate to create a better product, the results are good.

Will share experience, good or bad, when enough running to have a credible view.
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Good choice..they seem to be both well engineered and built. I met the designer at the Sydney boat show and was impresssed. We'll be getting the 6kW for our tender. Let us know how you go with the ePropulsion.


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