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Aluminum dinghies are noisy, harder to repair, expensive, and relatively difficult to stow. Inflatables are relatively easy to repair, relatively easy to stow, and quieter. Wood or fiberglass dinghies are easy to repair, harder to stow, less expensive, and often have less load capacity than comparable inflatables.
A 12' dinghy is going to be a nightmare to stow. Towing it is not an option in heavy weather. What size boat is this for?? If it is for anything less than 40', I think you'll find that it is going to be a problem.
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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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