Inflatable Tenders

Hey Fellas

Looking at getting a small tender for ferrying 2 adults & s small kids between the boat and shore at Rotto this Summer.  Will be strapped to the bow/transom so want to keep the weight and size to a minimum. Inflatable deck looks to be the go. Will be powered by a 2.3hp Honda. 

Hard to filter between the quality and all the chinese shit that seems to look ok. Obviously want to keep the cost down without sacrificing too much quality.

Leanining towards the Sirocco 2.2m Air Hull at 26kg but just not sure on the quality.....

Arisotocraft Kinglite was also recomended to me but looks to be a superseded model. 

Any advice appreciated!

Or, if anyone has a good condition 2nd hand one floating around id be interested.

www.siroccomarine.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/SIROCCO_AIRHULLS_WEB.pdf

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Dinghy world

Wed, 2019-09-11 21:37

 Dinghy world sold the sister one really cheap with a 2.3 hp honda, great combo.

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Definitely go the inflatable floor

Sat, 2019-09-14 08:43

 If you plan on deflating it regularly, anyway. And the rigid flooring is heavy and takes up space when carrying and storing.  I bought a s/hand one to use as a tender for trips like the Monties. The rigid floors are a bit of a PITA. 2.3m from menory, put a 3.3 Mariner on it, donated by a mate who had acquired two over the years. Certainly beats swimming for the boat. I was camped aboard--mostly went ashore for evening drinks, mate would ferry us back out, then take it in to use it in the morning.

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Thanks fellas 

Sat, 2019-09-14 12:41

Thanks fellas 

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Try

Tue, 2019-09-17 10:59
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Definitely getting an air

Tue, 2019-09-17 19:26

Definitely getting an air deck and narrowed it down to either a Zodiac or Sirocco. Checking em both out at the boat show. 

Cheers mate 

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