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Answers to Some Frequently Asked Boating Questions

What are inflatable boats made of?

What are inflatable boats made of?

The most common material for inflatable boats is high-density polyethylene. This kind of fabric offers stability and protection from punctures. Still, it is lightweight enough to help save on overall boat weight. Some inflatables also use vinyl or PVC—polyvinyl chloride—though these materials are heavier and not as durable. A final option is a hybrid material […]

Why do people buy inflatable boats?

Why do people buy inflatable boats?

There are many benefits to using inflatable boats as your primary source of transportation. First, inflatable boats are much less expensive than traditional wooden boats. A high-quality inflatable can cost as little as $2,000 for an outboard engine and all necessary safety equipment. In contrast, a similar-sized wooden boat will easily cost three times more. […]

How long will an inflatable boat last?

How long will an inflatable boat last?

It depends on how you use an inflatable boat. A boat that’s used once a year won’t hold up as well as one that’s being used multiple times every summer. Most manufacturers suggest that inflatable boats be cleaned and inspected before each use, which will extend their lifespan even further. If an inflatable is maintained […]

Are inflatable boats good for ice fishing?

Are inflatable boats good for ice fishing?

No, unless you want to risk getting stranded on a frozen lake. An inflatable boat is inappropriate during winter or fishing in cold waters. Even in water that’s just 50 degrees Fahrenheit, small cracks can form along seams and compromise your boat’s structure. So if you’re ice fishing in northern states like Alaska, where temperatures […]

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