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post #6 of Old 07-31-2008
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Hard...I see nothing wrong conceptually with hanging 80 pounds off the back of the boat...but i would be concerned about the structural integrity of the C30 transom in heavier seas with something like that. I suggest that you visit some of the C30 owners group forums or write to Catalina directly to understand how to do this so that it is structurally sound.

Personally, I think it will detract from the look of the boat and the re-sale value and you can accomplish the same purpose by simply lashing the dink to the boat and driving it if the main engine fails.

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