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Old 08-06-2015, 11:21 AM   #15
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Check the weight - they can fill with water between the skins !
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:45 AM   #16
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Yep. The last two dinghies I've owned have been of the cathedral-bottomed variety with flotation chambers and they do indeed fill with water after being tied to the yacht for some time. The seller tells me this one has large removable bungs to assist with draining.

That also makes it less likely to be stolen, since they can be taken out whilst I'm not there.
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Picked up the dinghy yesterday and delivered it to Colmslie Reserve, where it's now chained to a signpost. Assuming the guy with the boltcutters doesn't revisit the area I should be back aboard again in a couple of weeks after helping with my brother's house shift.

Been a cold winter here in Brisbane anyhow, glad to have been inside.
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