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post #12 of Old 08-01-2011
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Those 2HP honda's are pretty light, but like others said it would be a pain if you turtled the boat.

You can look at the tides BEFORE you go out, and plan your trip accordingly. I used to have to do that in my powerboat days, because getting the boat out at low tide was a PITA due to the ramp being slick.

Reminds me of the first time I launched a sailing dinghy in the Newport back bay. Had wind and tide against me, and couldn't make any headway. Finally gave up (when the boat finally stuck in the mud in the back bay), rolled up the sail, and broke out the oars. First heave and "CRACK/SNAP!" one of the oars broke in half. Needless to say I provided quite the entertainment for people on the beach at the aquatic center.

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