Originally Posted by Mr Beaver
I heard the Mini-max was made of a lower weight denier than the mini-me.
Also availability of the Mini-max is suspect.
I suggest a Puma, but I am biased.
At the outpost I work for, we have alot of Mini-Max's and Mini-Me's. The older vesions of the max's are made of the heavy weight material. Last seasons boats came in made from the light weight rio bravo material. The only issues I've seen out of the new boats are leaking valves, not from the internal seal, but the compression seal. They also came with knock off leafield c-7's instead of true leafield valves.
There is a big difference in the weight, probably around 20 pounds. Also the construction was a bit different in how the boats were cut from the material and seamed together. The rio bravo ones have a seam that runs down the bottom of the floor, it worries us a bit, but we havn't seen any heavy wear coming from the seam area yet, but it's only one heavy use season. For personal useage, it shouldn't be a problem.
And I don't know anything of the availability.