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Re: Recommend a Dinghy for Cruising Caribbean
I,m looking into the same issue. I currently have a OMC inflatable (with an old Johnson 9hp 2cycle outboard) , very old but its not a RIB. Everyone here in Barbados (and St-Lucia and Antigua) has either an aluminum or fiberglass RIB.
You will also want a newer 4 stroke outboard. Think about the weight not just the size. Also how do intend to haul the engine and inflatable aboard. If your boat is big enough and you have davits, you can go bigger. But...single handed you will want to consider light as you will have to haul at least the engine aboard every time (and put it on the rail, etc..).
Now based in Barbados.... and wait for it.....the boat is too!
Waymar - Jeanneau, Attalia