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Re: A Couple Simple Questions Regarding Dinghies
Good to hear that flipping isnt too hard. RIBs aren't really my preferred dinghy, I like me some wood, FG or metal more, but I'm not too picky.
MOST of the loading/unloading tips above are for inflatable dinghies. rigid dinghies can be more difficult, and both cause more damage and get damaged themselves if they get dropped, slammed around by the wind while strung up on the halyard, etc. They also have MUCH lower capacity, generally about half a similar sized inflatable.
Good to know that you've never had any problems. The main reason I'm so particular about weight is because the dinghy obviously needs to be able to carry a few people + supplies/groceries/etc. And the halyard needs to be able to ATLEAST haul the dinghy and it's motor, but the more the merrier.
Woah! You have to ship the motor first. No way you want to pull it out (or drop it in) with the motor attached. That would get ugly in a hurry.
s/v My Sweet Girl!
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