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pistonbully 05-02-2011 09:53 PM

Kayaks and zodiacs and Dinghys Oh my...
hey guys,,

I've just been pondering the best idea for a small boat for a solo sail.. I was thinking a Kayak Would be cool becasue you could do a lot with it and get in and out of tight places with easy portages..

A small Zodiac would be cool for obvious reasons plus it'd be easy to stow on board in adverse weather.

Then the old stand by, A regular dinghy boat..

The only down fall I see with the Kayak is if I should happen to meet a nice young lady that I want to bring aboard from the shore that might be problem. Maybe a two seater kayak. that would aid with groceries too..

bljones 05-02-2011 10:19 PM

getting from a kayak onto the mothership can be problematic. Especially with groceries. It can be tough even from a good hard dinghy like ours. SWMBO took an unplanned swim twice while trying to board our wooden dinghy Chirp.
We now have a small inflatable which has more than met our expectations, and cost less than $750, including shipping.

pistonbully 05-02-2011 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by bljones (Post 726246)
getting from a kayak onto the mothership can be problematic. Especially with groceries.

Lol,, GOOD point!

MarkCK 05-03-2011 01:22 AM

What about some sort of outrigger on the kayak? That would make it more stable. I am just throwing a random idea out there. An inflatable dinghy is usually the preferred way to go.

rikhall 05-03-2011 10:30 AM

So, and what's the problem with calling the Launch on 68 and telling them you are ready to go back to your yacht?

Just kidding, common, lighten up :)

We use an inflatable when we are doing the coast of Maine and a hard old dingy when at home - the hard old one never needs locking up - nobody would want it!

Cheers all


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