So I purchased a boat that came with a hard floor inflatable dinghy
. I have mix feelings over the dinghy
because its in good shape, but I hate assembling it and storing it.
So to mitigate the issue of assembling it, I bought an electric pump
and folding it on my foredeck. I use to have the boat sitting on my foredeck assembled, but it was an eyesore and things always got caught onto it.
So I have it disassembled with a torn up boat cover loosely covering it. I just went sailing the other day and the jib
sheet line was still catching onto the dinghy. Except this time it was pulling the dinghy off the boat.
I am considering a porta-bote or a foldable RIB
. But the foldable RIB
will still have the issue of it being stored on deck
. The Porta-bote will probably be stored on the side attached to the stanchions.
What are other options of storing a dinghy? I don't want to store it on the aft of my boat as that will be some excuse by the marina to increase the price
on me. Anything else other than storing it on the foredeck?