How would an economy priced ($500) roll up glued PVC dinghy
hold up in South Florida
heat & humidity? It would be kept out of the sun 99% of its life, so don't worry about UV.
I live in a trawler
on the hook. And i have a 14ft fiberglass
twin vee cc skiff with a 50hp, that is currently both my fishing
vessel and shore tender
. I also have an inflatable
paddleboard if i need to sneak to shore (somewhere close) that i can't leave my skiff. As things currently stand, this setup suits my needs.
However, I bought my trawler
a year ago and it came with a 5hp Lehr propane outboard
and a Saturn roll up. Well the dinghy
was coming apart at the seems and leaking the first time i put it in the water
, so i junked it. For a year that outboard
sat, until i gave it a pull yesterday and it started right up! Unfortunately it appears these Lehrs aren't too valuable on the resale market. So i'm just pondering whether it would be worth buying
roll up inflatable
to keep for use in some niche situations.
However if the heat and humidity is just going to kill the glue seams, even while its rolled up in the shade, then i might as well just sell the outboard for peanuts and be done with it. Anybody with 1st hand experience on the topic?
These 3 look like theyd fit my requirements of light, stowable, and $500 or less. Unfortunately it's Saturn, so I'm wary.