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Now, now, it isn't fluffy's fault that he lives on a former penal colony. Besides, he could be the descendent of two wrongly convicted people....

While storing the dinghy on deck is convenient, it does leave it open to theft. Also, in heavy seas, it risks losing it overboard, unless you have it lashed down quite securely. I store mine down below if on passage, or between the ama and the main hull, if day tripping. But of course, you don't have that storage option.
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Originally Posted by sailaway21 View Post
He probably doesn't live on a continent whose people's entire ancestry was larcenous. (g)

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