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07-08-2012 12:20 PM
robcan
Re: back up dinghy?

How about a small dinghy sailboat? Not just as backup but for the kids to sail around in an anchorage. Anyone have a recommendation on an easy/small sailboat to carry or tow? I'm about to buy a 45-48' boat and mostly Chesapeake with some Caribbean sailing in the forecast. Any insight appreciated, thanks.
06-29-2012 01:42 PM
montenido
Re: back up dinghy?

Thank you for the great replies. I sold the dinghy at a boater's swap meet last weekend. Our back up dinghy will be a kayak and SUP paddleboard.

Thanks again, Bill
06-29-2012 12:36 PM
wingNwing
Re: back up dinghy?

Our "backup dinghy" is an inflatable kayak. Rather than having two dinghies - i.e., two things that do the same function, with the kayak we get the security & flexibility advantages of having a second "family car" but some different options for playing.
06-24-2012 07:52 PM
Capt.aaron
Re: back up dinghy?

I' fix'n to by one of those 16 foot Kaboats as a back up. Fit's in a bag in my aft laz. I can pull it out, pump it up and move some serious weight and people around.
06-24-2012 07:22 PM
St Anna
Re: back up dinghy?

I like what Simon said.
I have a kayak as the 2nd. Also did have a malibu, but was recently sold
06-23-2012 06:20 PM
ebs001
Re: back up dinghy?

I lost my dinghy in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. It's a terrible sinking feeling that you get reaklizing you have no local transportation. Luckily we found ours soon after we discovered it was lost but it truly would have been a great relief if we had a back up. I agree with others who suggest you keep it.
06-23-2012 12:11 PM
Faster
Re: back up dinghy?

I can see the utility of having two dinghies as described above.. add a few kids into the mix and it makes more sense still. If you have the space to keep the stowed roll-up why not? Eventually a small kicker for it will be even better, and it can be a backup to the RIBs power. If you're off on an errand with the RIB, anyone left behind isn't necessarily boat (or beach) bound while you're away. Swimming may not always be an option.

We carry a 7.5' rollup (with a 3.5 o/b) essentially as a 'backup' to our two kayaks. The dinghy comes out of the bag mostly only if we have guests.
06-23-2012 11:12 AM
svjustus
Re: back up dinghy?

I agree with SimonV- having two dinghys is great!! We have a roll up with a 3.3 hp motor & a RIB with a 15 hp motor!! Great for when we want to do our own thing!! It gets a little claustiphobic to be with ANYONE 24/7!!
PS- Congrats on your new boat!!
06-18-2012 04:04 PM
Stumble
Re: back up dinghy?

We carried one dinghy, and a sea kayak, plus a wind surfer. More than once the kayak was used to take someone to shore but I wouldn't really consider a second dinghy. They just take up too much space.
06-18-2012 08:03 AM
SimonV
Re: back up dinghy?

No NO NO do not sell the back up dinghy. If you end up cruising you will thank the day you kept it. His and her dinghy's are marriage savers. Just include a little 2hp outboard. Also having a dinghy tied to the back of the boat while you use the other on day trips away from the boat is good security as it looks as if someone is aboard.
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