fester said:Audrey Sutherland
Every one on this list, with the exception of Fester should go straightout and Google Audrey Sutherland.
What do you mean inflateables are toys? It's a good thing Audrey does not have such prejudices. I don't own and cannot see myself buying a pump up boat, but I don't think they should have been dismissed out of hand, especially for a 33 foot sailboat. Jeeze half the tenders in the Gulf Islands must be inflatable Zodiacs.
I think a lot of us like to advise people to get what we've got. It's a comfortable way to reinforce our self image and even justify some of our own choices.
When it comes to recommending kayaks we should try to think out side of those preferences that define our own personnal paddling choices. Of course that's hard to do - maybe this would not be an issue if people just went right to the top of the food chain and bought British Boats.