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Location: New Bern, NC
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I had Asylum for many years with the same situation. I did not want davits and ruled out a hard dinghy. I had two different inflatables to solve the problem. I had a larger, heavier one when I had several people aboard and stowed it rolled up between the two fwd cleats. I always had help to unstow and stow it. When I was single handing or with my wife, I had the lightest decent dinghy I could find, a Bombard. It was stowed below and was quite easy for me to move around myself. Both were air floor style. In the same vein, my outboard was a 3.5 hp, 4 cycle, light enough for me to move from the rail mount to the dinghy by myself. It did not get the dingy on plane but it got me into port from anchorages.
Last edited by lsbrodsky; 06-01-2010 at 08:02 AM.