Inflatable / February 1, 2019 / Tempeste DAvis
Besides transportation issue the convenience of inflatable boats brings no headache to storage issue as well. After being deflated and folded nicely inflatable boats just size like a stack of clothes. Whenever you need inflatable boats you can just take out straight from your car boot. Inflating them with a foot pump just take around 30 minutes (maximum) and if you are using an electric pump 15 minutes (maximum) is what you need to enjoy boating. Advantage No.2: Stable Inflatable boats are built with 2 large buoyancy tubes on the side and a flat floor in between of them.
But as with most things in life things change. In the last five years most U.S. "manufacturers" have thrown in the towel and are no longer making their own Inflatables. Theyre now importing China made Inflatables and passing them off as "Made in the U.S.A." In addition a new breed of internet phonies are posing as "manufacturers" and selling "China made Inflatables" or acting as a distributor for some other inflatable company importing from China. The fact of the matter is there are only a few manufacturers left that still build their entire product line of Inflatables right here in the good old U.S.A. Its more expensive but far superior in durability. And yes in spite of what you have been told there is a big difference in Safety Quality Craftsmanship.
The fabrics that produce inflatable boats are very light in weight. For Sea Eagle inflatable dinghy SE 9 it is only weight 38lbs for the boat and 74lbs for boat floorboard and motor mount(For your info SE 9 could be loaded with 1200lbs or 5 adults).Using the comparison of as light as air in inflatable boats is no over-exaggerated. The light weight of inflatable boats makes inflatable boats launch easier. Only 2 adults are needed to carry out the inflatable boat from water after using. The light weight of inflatable boats just makes people love inflatable boats more.