Achilles Inflatables

Reply

  #1  
Old 12-15-10, 02:11 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 279
Achilles Inflatables

I have never had an inflatable. I did ride with a guy in a Zodiac years ago and it was prety nice as near as I could tell.
Is anyone familiar with the Achilles brand?
A local guy has an SE 120 model that he wants to sell pretty cheap.
How long do these things last, I assume they can be repaired OK, and can one be handled by one person on and off the top of a van?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-20-10, 02:02 PM
Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montgomery MN
Posts: 541
I have no experience with inflatables but they sure look like fun.
 
  #3  
Old 12-20-10, 02:25 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 279
I can tell you this, a cheap one is miserable to own. Been there and done that.
A good one will last for years but they are very expensive.
I have just decided that it's too much trouble to lift as they are as heavy as an aluminum boat the same size and inflate all the time.
I am just going to buy an aluminum boat and be done with it.
 
  #4  
Old 12-21-10, 08:29 PM
Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Near Buffalo, NY
Posts: 4,239
I'm sorry I didn't see this thread sooner, but glad you decided against the inflatable. Small inflatables are great as tenders for large cruisers. My brother has an 8-footer with a 10 hp motor on it and it's a blast! But their bulk makes them difficult to deal with as cartops. Because of that bulk, they tend to get damaged.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes