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Join Date: Apr 2009
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Re: Recommend a Dinghy for Cruising Caribbean
Get a hypalon rib, [NO PVC NOT EVER] AB or Caribe are the favoured makes out here in the Caribbean.
An 8 ft model with an ali floor is the lightest option and plane with a 10hp.
BUT the heavier 9 ft ribs do better in a chop and a 15 or 18 will pop you up on a plane in a headwind with a load of shopping and some light fouling on the bottom.