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Old 23-03-2017, 14:57   #1
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AB 10ft dinghy GRP vs Aluminum with 25hp

We have a AB Ventus 10 VL dinghy with 15hp(at the end of life) so we found a new 25hp that we got and it came with a AB Lammina 10 AL Aluminum dingy. They seem same size however the Aluminum one says it has a 20hp maximum and the GRP says 25hp. Both of the dinghys are in close to similar condition so I am trying to figure out which one I should keep. I havent tried the new 25 on the GRP dinghy yet but with the Aluminum one it feels a bit woobly maybe too much power?

I want to get rid of one of them so any suggestions / recommendations preferably with experiance would be apreciated.

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Re: AB 10ft dinghy GRP vs Aluminum with 25hp

The aluminum 10 fters are very unstable with the bigger engines but you will have a lot of trouble pulling the heavy dinghy up the beach even with good wheels. My wife and I have to enlist the help of sunbathers to get the dingy up the beach.
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Re: AB 10ft dinghy GRP vs Aluminum with 25hp

@Moondancer: Do you think it will be more stable on the grp one?

I believe the weight of the 2 dinghies are about the same.
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