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post #14 of Old 09-16-2013
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Re: Inflatable kayak as a small boat tender

We have a 28 ft boat and needed a dinghy this past summer. We looked at a number of kayaks, and while they looked like fun, we needed to haul groceries and ice etc back to the boat AND have room for the both of us (and perhaps fishing gear, snorkelling stuff, a small cooler, a day bag etc) . That pretty much ruled the kayaks we looked at out.

We decided on a pram type dinghy that I built over the winter. Lots of room, rows fast (can take a small motor) and best of all, tows like a dream. Its light weight and minimal displacement means it just skips along behind us and regardless of the waves/wind we were in, did not take on a drop of water. The lumpier the water was, the more fun it seemed to have!

At 6 knots, I can easily pull it in when approaching a marina...

We are still thinking maybe a small kayak to store on the deck for my wife to use for fun, but we will see....

I am not really from Toronto

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