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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat
I've enjoying our pudgy discussion very much, especially since we've both owned and used one and have differing points of view.
I have 2 pointed questions:
1: Since we're talking survival here, do you think that 4 adults are more likely to die because of the space constraints of the pudgy? If so, how?
2: Since you have indicated that the USCG rating isn't up to your Damato rating (I love that phrase) it sounds to me like you are in favor of a larger craft to accommodate your max expected crew. Given the problems with inflatable rafts being under-ballasted and prone to capsize when not filled to capacity, what alternative do you propose for a single-hander who may find himself alone in his (6-man? 8-man raft?) or be abandoning ship with as many as 4 adults aboard?
I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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Last edited by MedSailor; 02-21-2013 at 02:37 PM.