I've got an upcoming sail planned starting in two months I has no dinghy
. I've been looking and they are very expensive.
Last year I was the guy getting blown past in an old avon
8 with oars. This year it's for keeps. So I'm making an investment for years to come.
I have a 26 foot boat. I'm cruising the San Juan's and British Columbia
before heading to central California
to hopefully use my dinghy
to get to surf spots. In my mind I look pretty cool.
Hopefully in the future I will go to Mexico
and or the marquesas
. Who knows.
So my rational brain says to get a wood floor inflatable
with a small motor
. My "I'm cool" mind says rib
. No problem towing a rib
in the PNW. Everyone does, but out on the pacific I'll have to hope it fits on the foredeck.
Here are the two I found which appear to be good deals. Tell me your opinion.
1992 Achilles inflatable
, 1993 tohatsu 3.5
2007 danard rib. 2007 mercury
4-stroke 6hp. Cover, wheels, 3.5 gallon fuel tank
. $800. I'm thinking that's a great deal and the one I'm leaning towards.
Please help quick. Only two days to decide.