Re: Dinghy experiment #4, or it is 5, Porta-Bote
Don't feel bad. I'm on my 3.5th dinghy in the last five years, plus two others bought but not used. (I don't have a boat problem. I can quit any time I want. And you should have sold the nester to me!) After my 11' glen-l was stolen! (it was getting too heavy anyway), I bought a 7'6" Mouse. Light ashore, cute, but no good for rowing in a breeze, and not enough legroom. Then a 14' square sterned rowing canoe. Great solo, less so with three, and clumsy on land. Then a 12' v-bottom ply Martha's Tender. Near ideal until I moved it to a club dock with a limit of 10'6". I sawed off the ends and built new transoms. (That's the third and a half version). I also bought an inflatable rowboat and a folding dinghy for on board.