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post #6 of Old 04-20-2010
Gene T
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On the subject of a dinghy. I currently have 2 ribs. A 10.6 Avon and a 9 Caribe. The Avon is an early 1980s boat and with a 15 hp is a true assault craft. It is bloody heavy so towing is the best option. It tows well however and planes while towing at about 4 knots. It is hands down the best setup to have once you get where you are going.
The Caribe stows well on the foredeck of my new boat but it takes 2 of us to get it there. It has a double floor that seems to leak. It is too short to handle well. I need more time with this boat to see if it will really work for us.
I like the idea of the high pressure inflatable floor boats. A short one with a small outboard may be in my future. These boats are so light one person can lift them on deck easily. Or it could be deflated and stowed for long passages.

Too many boat options and not enough places to keep them all.


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