I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
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It's an AB 10' RIB with the double floor and bow locker. The bow locker contains a 30' security cable plus lock, plus a small danforth and 75' of rode, plus flares and a flashlight. The motor is a 20HP Tohatsu 4-stroke. The dinghy lives on our foredeck - no davits. The engine lives on our stern rail, next to a second 6HP engine for our other dinghy (Avon inflatable floor). We installed a crane on the stern to raise and lower the 20HP. We don't have davits. We're very happy with all of our dinghy decisions. The dinghy and engine get all 4 of us on a plane very easily and allow us to travel at 15-20mph. Yesterday we headed down to the wreck of the Saporo to snorkel and it took us 10-15 minutes, and that included going slow in places to watch for shallow water. We used the second dinghy in Charleston when we put a hole in our primary and had to patch it up. It might be cumbersome to launch the primary, but it sure is nice having the fast boat.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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