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Old 16-08-2020, 09:02 AM
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I love collecting older vintage dinghies from the 80’s that pop up now and again on EBay ect. My favourites are a Li-Lo brand blue and orange 3 man dinghy (it’s a bit leaky but deflates quite slowly during use) and a Campari Sport white and blue two man boat. Then there’s my favourite of the lot a pristine Yellow Sevylor K105 three man Caravelle.

I love heat stretching dinghies too- but only the cheap kids sized boats you find on Amazon ect.
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Old 16-08-2020, 03:48 PM
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Then thereís my favourite of the lot a pristine Yellow Sevylor K105 three man Caravelle.

Craggy, those Sevylor K105s were the best inflatable boats for types like us. Very bouncy, nice colors, sexy shape, those boston valves sticking up in the air from the tubes, so tempting to loosen to slowly deflate the boat on the water. They also get so rubbery on a hot sunny day. I love seeing chics lounging in them.

It is a shame they are not made anymore. I usually bought 2 of them a year as they would get worn out from riding and overinflation, and sometimes punctures. I have one left that is new in the box, someday I'll inflate it for some on water fun.
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Old 16-08-2020, 06:29 PM
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Same here with my K105 Caravelle- it’s still boxed out in my garage!
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Iíve loved them since I was a young kid actually. I have an Explorer 200 Pro that has held up to some serious play really well.

Iíd love to find one of the older ones made of actual rubber but itís tough.
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Old 17-09-2020, 03:46 PM
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Yeah I’d love a proper black rubber boat too. My parents had one in the garage many many years ago but the rubber was rotten and it wouldn’t hold air at all.
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Hereís a childsize or a 1 man Jilong dinghy I heatstretched the other year. Just wish these came in bigger sizes like a 2 man 😍

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HOT DAMN nice work sir! and agree, a bigger boat is a better (to stretch) boat!
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Old 17-09-2020, 07:55 PM
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A few more pics of my Jilong Tropicana......
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Old 17-09-2020, 08:00 PM
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Of course my favourite way to play with a dinghy is to pop a couple of big beachballs inside one 🤪
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Heatstretch goals! I've got a 103" bestway boat I'd LOVE to get to work on ... and if it stretches anything like that Jilong it's gonna get absolutely MASSIVE!
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