I've had it with our inflatable dinghy. The problem is the *%&^#! 15-hp outboard, which hates Brazilian gasoline (don't they all... ). Always giving trouble, and when it doesn't work, rowing an 11' inflatable is like rowing a packing crate. Plus it is a drag to tow and a bitch to put on deck.
We need a fairly large dinghy to be able to ferry supplies, charter guests, etc., so can't go for a tiny inflatable - which are even worse to row anyway.
I'm thinking about building obe of the famous Shellback Dinghies. I hear they row very well, and look nice. How good are they as tenders? Stable enough? Durable? Light? Can you put a 3.3 hp outboard or an alectric trolling motor on one?
I did a search, but all threads about it deal with construction issues...