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Re: Should I Drag Along the Dinghy?
Our dink is our car, our lifeline to shore and the single most important bit of gear not actually built into the boat. That said, our situations are way different, but I still wouldn't suggest towing your dink.
I know the weather on those lakes can change quickly and not necessarily for the better, and if it does it would be too late to pull it out of the water.
Even partially deflated on the foredeck would be preferable to towing, IMO. If you intend to spend your nights in marinas, why bother with the dink at all?
Either way, enjoy the cruise.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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