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Re: How much wind/waves can I tow my inflatable tender in? (coastal)
Even when we had to sail with the Zodiac on the foredeck, instead of the reinforced davits we now use, it seemed the height of laziness to tow out most valuable ancillary boating item, instead of bringing it aboard. It takes less than 5 minutes to put it on the foredeck or the davits, and even less to put it back in the water. For those who remove the motor, that's by far the most labor intensive part of stowing a dink, anyway.
I just don't understand those who tow their dink. We see it every single day down here in the West Indies and hear of lost or flipped ones every day, too. Why risk it?
"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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