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It depends on the boat, the dinghy, how the dinghy is equipped and attached and the sea state. In relatively flat conditions, with a hard dinghy, the resulting drag isn't that bad. In choppy conditions, with a soft-bottomed inflatable dinghy with soft, under-inflated tubes, with a big outboard attached.... the drag is going to be a good deal more noticeable.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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