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#1 CruisingJacksonRose



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 10:43 AM

Im a rookie and I'm looking at dinghy options for my 98 Chaparral 300. The budget is tight and my research shows that I'm looking at about $3,000-$6,000+ for a 4-5 person dinghy, gas outboard and dinghy davitts. Am I crazy to consider Intex's line of inflatables? With a 5 person boat rated for 1300 pounds, 55lb electric trolling motor, battery, battery box and a solar charger, I'm in at about $800! It even has rod holders! These things have a cult following on YouTube with people totally customizing these things into real fishing boats. Keep in mind this boat would be used in small calm water bays and creeks not ocean or big water. I have used their cottage toys and they are very durable. I want to use it as a fishing boat as well with the kids so we will install a carpeted wood floor. DOes anyone have any experience with these Intex boats? Am I nuts?


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