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JERSEYMAN
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Porta Bote

Post by JERSEYMAN » Mon May 26, 2014 12:36 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have the opportunity to acquire a Folding Porta Bote, it seems ideal for me as I go away a lot with the family in the campervan and the inflatable I have been using is not really big enough,

So the question I have, are they any good? Has anyone had any experience with one? Even though the one I am looking at is second hand it's not cheap.

Any info really would be greatly appreciated, Thanks

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Re: Porta Bote

Post by pat777 » Mon May 26, 2014 10:02 pm

I've never owned one nor been on one, but they do look ideal for a campervan situation. Would you plan on storing it inside the camper or on a roof rack? I'm presuming you saw the other thread where they were discussed recently. Here it is just in case you did not.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4322

This durability test should fill you with a bit of confidence, http://www.porta-bote.com/great-durability ; not sure any of my boats would survive such a test. I'd be curious as to if they do happen to get damaged are they easily repairable/patched up?

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f11 ... 317-3.html

They go together quick anyway (with some practice I'd imagine).

Cheers Pat


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Re: Porta Bote

Post by pat777 » Mon May 26, 2014 10:13 pm

Portabote with a forty plus on the back, will there be a Marston gracing the back of one in the near future I wonder?

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Re: Porta Bote

Post by JERSEYMAN » Tue May 27, 2014 11:40 am

That's really great Pat, thanks

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Re: Porta Bote

Post by The Tinker » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:39 am

In the Waikato race in NZ these are very quick with a seagull on the back

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