Re: Dinghy Talk
I have a 10' fiberglass whitehall style rowboat that we used to use as a tender. It rows beautifully, and due to the full length keel it tracks nicely when towed. the downside is that putting it on the foredeck was not an option, and we always worried about it damaging the paint on our boat when getting in or out.
We have since bought an 8' Aquapro aluminum hulled RIB, and we find it much more suited to our purposes. It is very stable, weighs under 100lbs and fits on our foredeck. We don't have to worry about it dinging our boat or the boats around us, and it tows nicely. The downside is that it isn't the greatest rowboat, but we just put a small outboard on it if we need to travel any significant distances in it.
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig