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I echo Labatt on adjusting painter length. Your boat makes a series of stern wave pattern, especially when under power and hence upright.
If you adjust the painter so the dinghy's sliding "down" the face of one of those small waves, there'll be a lot less drag than if you pulling it "up" the back of one of those waves.