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Top 10 reasons a snowmobile makes a good dinghy

Here they are...

1. Being amphibious, you could get from your boat to shore quickly, and then proceed down the road/trail to the store for provisioning.



2. If you were ever chased by bad guys on land, you could just head out over the water. (Unless the bad guys were on snowmobiles too.) Ditto for being chased on the water.

3. It might confuse the watercops who are trying to fill the towns coffers.

4. They are probably cheaper than hydroplanes.

5. You'd look really cool out on the water and get invited for sundowners everywhere you go.



6. The powerboaters would accept you as on of their own. (Perhaps of marginal benefit, but worth listing.)

7. As a new one-design class, it would be more interesting to watch than lasers or sunfish.


8. No one would steal your dinghy engine off the beach.

9. They are easy to move up the beach, to get them above the high water line.



10. They work in winter too.

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Re: Top 10 reasons a snowmobile makes a good dinghy

11. You can use the local waterskiing jump. You know, the one used on calm mornings.


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Re: Top 10 reasons a snowmobile makes a good dinghy

12. Waterfalls don't stop you. After a bit of practice.


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13. Going fast in no wake zones



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Re: Top 10 reasons a snowmobile makes a good dinghy

Top reasons to not use one:
1. They don't float
2. They don't tow very well
3. They are a bugger to lift onto deck

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Re: Top 10 reasons a snowmobile makes a good dinghy

You definitely need either a dinghy garage or a reverse transom as a landing pad.
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Re: Top 10 reasons a snowmobile makes a good dinghy

14. They make a quite effective anchor when they stop in the water.
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