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Old 03-24-2013
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Re: First boat for small 9 yr old girl?

Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
The Portland Pudgy looks interesting.. and it can double as a lifeboat and dink for your big boat

Portland Pudgy | Unsinkable Liferaft | Sailing Dinghy | Yacht Tender
It's interesting alright. I own and use one as my tender (and hopefully never) as my life raft. While I think they're a great liferaft and a decent tender, the joy of sailing them is modest at best. Therefore as a "sailing dinghy" to further the joy of sailing, I think you can do better.

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