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post #14 of Old 03-23-2016
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Re: Dinghy?

For the type of cruising OP indicates he does, I think a hard dinghy is ideal. I tow a beat up 7' 11" improperly on a single line and it skims right along. At anchor, the wind and current do not permit the dinghy bumping or rubbing the sailboat. I can choose to use a little outboard when I'm lazy, or can drop in and row (which, solo in a hard dinghy reminds me why I like boats). I don't have to pump it up, stow it, wrestle with it over the side. I have an inflatable that I use on occasion as a freight and people hauler, then leave it on the mooring. Certainly inflatable more comfortable sometimes for extended stays at an anchorage, but not enough to make me switch.
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