To tell you the truth I first returned these "Dingy Dogs" after first buying them. We put them on our hard dingy and they leaked within a couple of days. I returned them to the company and told them I wanted my money back. They found a burn in one of them and that turned out to be the cause of the leak. I, reluctantly, excepted them back. Well, by the time we made it to Mexico our outboard engine gave out and we haven't been able to fix it yet. Now after 3 months traveling down the Baja
coast (without a outboard) these "Dogs" have saved us many times. They take the breakers like nothing and keep the boat level at all times. We have been able to row into all kinds of surf without once getting wet!. We have friends with the a good dingy and a outboard, but they get wet all the time and we just row in, dry and comfortable. Dominga made canvas covers for them so we can come in on rock or corral, if needed. They have been a great addition to the "Dogs" which have given me the confidence to row in to almost any conditions. Plus all the rowing has kept me in shape.