Walker Bay Generation 11 LTE

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by Brent Nutting, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    171
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    I had a smaller walker bay RIB a number of years ago - the Hull was plastic - I never had a problem, but wondered what would happen if it wore thin from being pulled on the beach or cracked from other abuse - fiberglass and aluminum can both be repaired - I sold it after a year as I did not have a place to store it for winter and intended to pick up something else the following year...

    I cant find anything in your link that says what the hull is made out of - I do know many people had problems getting warranty issues covered and Defender stopped carrying the brand because of those problems - PVC shouldn't be an issue in MI, but a dockmate had trouble with handles and trim getting "tacky" in the sun - he finally gave up and replaced his with an AB - Last I knew Walker Bay's were made in Mexico - don't know if that's good or bad as many come from China and Korea....
     
  3. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    171
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    Thanks for the response, good info. From the WB website, when downloading the owners manual, it states that hull is Fiberglass. I have had other brands (Raider, Zodiac and currently Aventus). The Raider I had also got tacky on the handles, but I thought that was due to some cleaner I used (incorrectly).
     
  4. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    866
    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    I don’t have any real world experience yet but I am purchasing a new Generation 340 DLX. I looked at many models at boat shows this fall and spoke with a few people about their personal experiences and I think it will be a good dingy. The LTE version looks nice and you save 200lbs over the generation DLX so that will be helpful when having it on the back of the boat. I got mine with a 40hp Honda as it seems like these new models are good strong motors. I like that the 40hp is a detuned 50hp as opposed to the 40hp Yamaha being the high HP version of the 30hp.
     

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