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It is a Bayliner Buccaneer which draws approximately three feet of water.

The idea of an inflatable dinghy is interesting (I must admit, I would not of thought of this myself). As stated above, the small size truly makes it portable. One would just have to remember to carry a foot-pump to inflate it, but that is no big deal.
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We have an inflatable on board for when we are away for more than a day or so but generally we just leave our dinghy on the mooring when we go out. The solid dink is an absolute derelict, working on the basis that no one would bother stealing it.

This is quite common practice down here. Is it not so in America ?
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We have an inflatable on board for when we are away for more than a day or so but generally we just leave our dinghy on the mooring when we go out. The solid dink is an absolute derelict, working on the basis that no one would bother stealing it.

This is quite common practice down here. Is it not so in America ?
It is. At least in harbors without launch service.
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It is. At least in harbors without launch service.
It would seem to be the obvious solution for someone with a 22'er who just wants to go out for a sail.
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My first boat was a Bayliner 220 myself and I had a small inflatable that I used and kept on board inflated if I knew I was going to definitely need it that day, or deflated if just "out and about". You never know when you want to go explore and island, etc. etc.
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I keep an inflateable canoe on my 20 footer. It weighs ~25lbs. stores easy, inflates in 5/10 minutes, and is fairly dry to paddle. It's also fun to paddle round the marina to see the other boats.
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i have a 23 footer and most of the times just beach it. however, since my wife doesnt like getting dirty.. i have towed a 2 person kayak if we do overnights to make it more accomodating to her. also look into the cheapo 3 or 4 person inflatables like stated before.
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Thank you for the quick replies. Since I have only a 22 foot boat, I suppose a dinghy is out of the question. I suppose, in my case, it would be water-taxi or swim.
I put my Aquarius 23 on a mooring and have a 7' Livingston dingy.
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However, in watching 'The Travel Channel' on TV, I frequently see a backdrop of sailboats in a harbor approximately 100 yards from the shore anchored with seemingly nobody on board. This makes for a picturesque backdrop to the scenery, but how do those people get to the shore since their boat is still 100 yards out?

Yes, this is a serious question, and I am embarrassed to ask.

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Actually, to explain your observation, by state law when you tie up in almost any harbor, there is a requirement that all inhabitants are required to duck in the cabin whenever 'The Travel Channel' or 'National Geographic Channel' is filming so that it would appear that seemingly nobody is on board making for a more picturesque backdrop to the scenery.

Yours was clearly a serious question, but this was not a serious answer. The serious answer is that most small boat owners do as suggested above, typically either using an inflatable dinghy or kayak, or the water taxi to get ashore. I have seen people build very small, lioght weight, wooden dinghies that fit aboard as well, but small dinghies are very limiting.

For many years, for just this problem, I used a Sportyak II which is a surprisingly good roto-formed plastic, very small dinghy for what it is. It will carry two moderate weight adults in a pinch. I bought mine very used for $35 nearly 30 years ago. It is so light and convenient that even now I use it around my dock and I sometimes carry the Sportyak on my 38 footer.

The dinghy problem is one of the difficulties of small boat cruising.



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An inexpensive kayak or cheaper Sea Eagle type 5-6' inflateable boat would do just fine for sheltered waters, and the latter could stow easily even on a 22' boat.
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