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post #9 of Old 06-07-2013
Alex W
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Re: Opinions on Avon Redstart dinghy

I have the Achillies LT-3+, which is very similar. I haven't used it yet though, because I've taken a liking to my hard dinghy. My Dyer Dhow Midget fits nicely onto the foredeck of my Pearson 28-2 and still leaves enough room to work around it. It's also easy to tow.

On my Catalina 25 I kept a small deflated dinghy under the dinette's table. We mostly ate outside when cruising and this worked out pretty well for storage. Otherwise it went into the deep back of the quarterberth. The Catalina 25 has a massive lazarette for a 25' boat, but the dinghy couldn't fit through the access door.

I have inflated the Achillies to inspect it and it went pretty quickly (5 minutes?) with the foot pump.

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