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The perfect dinghy
So, I know that I am totally dreaming. However, it doesn't hurt to ask. We have a perfectly good inflatable and a perfectly good sailing dinghy, which is good to row., unfortunately is too small for the 5 of us. We have a 42 ft boat that we hope to take cruising soon and can only take one dinghy.
Is it possible to find a relatively stable dinghy that can hold 5 people ( 2 adults, 2 teens and a child - somewhere around 580 lbs, allowing for growth spurts), that is also able to be rowed with some pleasure ( unlike the inflatable), hold a motor, fit for a little sailing rig ( not perfect mind you) for the kids, be able to travel several adventuresome miles, and --- the piece de resistance- be able to be carried in the davit system??
I think we may resign ourselves to our inflatable, but it doesn't hurt to try. My husband loves to row and the kids love to sail " on their own".