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New inflatable sailing dinghy

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thats pretty cool, I think the smartkat is the coolest inflatabke boat going at the moment though.

 

The boat above does look more practical for those of a cruising persuasion!

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Imported to the US by FORUM MARINE, Annapolis, Houston, Chicago, Miami Beach, New York, Los Angeles.

 

Understand they were shown at the Annapolis show in October.

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I dunno-- weighs 118 lbs. between the two bags....

$ 6600 for a complete boat?

 

I'd rather buy a Port Townsend nesting dinghy. Rows and sails better. 90 lbs.

 

http://www.ptwatercraft.com/ptwatercraft/PT11Description.html

I am about halfway through building one pt11 and about to start on a second one this week. the build is super smooth with the manual to follow. rows like a dream as well!

 

in my opinion, that inflatable thing would look right at home next to the sevylor rafts at big5

Are you posting pics or comments on your build anywhere?

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I have been taking pictures of the build. Not many or high quality. They are here

 

https://m.facebook.com/pages/206-Composites-llc/541947129178901?id=541947129178901&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2F206-Composites-llc%2F541947129178901

 

There is also a blog from NZ with many nice pics

 

http://pt11build.blogspot.co.nz/

 

I have been taking pictures of the build. Not many or high quality. They are here

 

https://m.facebook.com/pages/206-Composites-llc/541947129178901?id=541947129178901&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2F206-Composites-llc%2F541947129178901

 

There is also a blog from NZ with many nice pics

 

http://pt11build.blogspot.co.nz/

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I have been taking pictures of the build. Not many or high quality. They are here

 

https://m.facebook.com/pages/206-Composites-llc/541947129178901?id=541947129178901&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2F206-Composites-llc%2F541947129178901

 

There is also a blog from NZ with many nice pics

 

http://pt11build.blogspot.co.nz/

 

I have been taking pictures of the build. Not many or high quality. They are here

 

https://m.facebook.com/pages/206-Composites-llc/541947129178901?id=541947129178901&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2F206-Composites-llc%2F541947129178901

 

There is also a blog from NZ with many nice pics

 

http://pt11build.blogspot.co.nz/

Hey thanks!

 

Unfortunately I have no Faceplant account so I was unable to see your pics. Post some somewhere on SA when you're bored and have time to....

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I dunno-- weighs 118 lbs. between the two bags....

$ 6600 for a complete boat?

 

I'd rather buy a Port Townsend nesting dinghy. Rows and sails better. 90 lbs.

 

http://www.ptwatercraft.com/ptwatercraft/PT11Description.html

The inflatable idea is cool but I'm with you on the PT11 easy to car top in two halfs BTW top end of the PT11 price for a really nice well built one is around $5000. I priced it out ;-) - my issue is that a 16ft nesting version of the PT11 would be the ultimate Family do all fun boat for me and the PT11 is too small for what I want to use it for.

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I'm getting a PT-11 built as well. It's one of the few hard dinks that can fit under my boom between the dorades and the rigid vang....maybe.

 

5k? That's a cheap build as the kit itself it 2k+++.

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I'm getting a PT-11 built as well. It's one of the few hard dinks that can fit under my boom between the dorades and the rigid vang....maybe.

 

5k? That's a cheap build as the kit itself it 2k+++.

I think the kit was around $3000 with all the little nice bits added last time I looked which was last spring. I really like the stuff the PT folks are doing. Tried to talk the father inlaw into going up and building the PT11 or even the runabout for fun and bring one home. LOL he's too lazy to make the effort.

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I'm getting a PT-11 built as well. It's one of the few hard dinks that can fit under my boom between the dorades and the rigid vang....maybe.

 

5k? That's a cheap build as the kit itself it 2k+++.

I think the kit was around $3000 with all the little nice bits added last time I looked which was last spring. I really like the stuff the PT folks are doing. Tried to talk the father inlaw into going up and building the PT11 or even the runabout for fun and bring one home. LOL he's too lazy to make the effort.

 

I've been looking for a small hard dinghy or nesting dinghy for a long time that wasn't ridiculous and performed well. This seems to be able to deliver both.

 

Yeah, the kit ended up being about 3k with most of the goodies. Something this nice also deserves a good set of oars.

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Has anyone had any first hand experience with TIWAL? I've ordered one, but they're heavily backlogged, it will take months till I get mine.

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