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post #49 of Old 06-17-2008
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Originally Posted by Joel73 View Post
I didn't see the need to start a new thread so i'm just tacking my question onto this one.

I'm thinking that we would tow behind most of the time but during heavier weather we could just deflate and lash it in front of the mast... if not stowing it down below.

Our boat is 27'... would keeping an 8 foot inflatable inflated on the deck be too much and in the way of running rigging? What about the genoa and chafe? I know there is physically enough room on our boat but i feel like it would make things too tight up there. What is your experience?
I have a 27 foot Cheoy Lee and sometimes I tow the dink, sometimes I deflate and tie it to the cabin top below the boom and sometimes I stow it down below. It's situational and it is the captain's call. If the weather is good, tow it,i f the weather is bad, stow it. I do not want to end up at a nice tropical anchorage with no way to get ashore.

Buying a new dinghy will cut into my "buying a new case of beer money."
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