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180 lb dink with a 120 lb motor??? Really? Pix please! Is that beast on davits?

My 9' rib is about 130 lbs or so and my 9.9 hp 2 stroke is about 50 lbs or so...
The kids were already in it.
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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.

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Chris- hope you picked up a couple of those blue plastic flying fish things for fishing. Ben (son) has caught so much fish he didn't know what to do with it. Troll at 5 knots+ with about 150' of line out, just so the lure skips on top of the water. Last catch was a 50" Mahi.

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You have no idea how cool it was for us to be able to share your trip from North to South. Enjoy the clear water and warm weather, you deserve it and you gave a lot of us a lot to look forward to.

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