Originally Posted by TrailerCruiser
I'm considering buying
a Highfield 10 foot dinghy
. Which one rides better in the chop a classic or ultralight? Is the external hull the same shape. Meaning do both have the same shape V? I'm wondering which one is a wetter ride in the chop? I'm guessing if they both have the same bottom then they both probably ride about same. What is your opinion?
We considered the Highfield but ended up purchasing
an Oxxean 270 that weighs only 70 pounds. We use a Honda
10 hp and it easily planes with two of us. We chose the Oxxean because it has four attachment points versus 3 in the High Field for lifting on davits
. The Oxxean has a high-tech PVC as opposed to Hypalon. After two years we note zero problems but the jury will be out for at least a few years regarding the durability of the PVC. Other than that I'm really impressed by the quality and performance of the Oxxean. Coupled to its light weight and double bottom, I think it a worthwhile experiment