Re: Can I anchor for a week?
We solve the 'pump up dry out deflate' blues on days like that by using nice, compact 9.5 foot plastic kayaks for most shore excursions.
They are small enough to store on deck, though at 24 feet not as easily as 34 of course. Lightweight they have the added advantage of being oyster/barnie/sharp rock proof (unlike any inflatable), they provide a source of exercise and a whole new dimension to 'exploring the bay' while you're anchored.
Our dinghy only comes out of the bag if we have company.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)