Re: Motor vs Rowing inflatable dinghy...
As a Canadian, I will keep my opinions about the bow mounted 50 caliber machine gun to myself.
As far as a choice of sailboat to learn on, I would recommend a Lazer or something similar. I taught myself how to sail on a Lazer some 40 plus years ago and I still have fond memories of hull number 114.
We have three rules;
No bleeding on the sails.
No slobbering on the charts.