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Canoes that can carry that kind of load are awfully LONG, and difficult to stow on a small sailboat. Not being able to stow the dinghy aboard is a huge safety problem, especially in heavy seas.
Mitiempo's points about outboards, difficulty in boarding the dinghy, etc., and the fact that canoes aren't really all that stable as craft go are things to consider as well.
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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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