Tall boy welcome aboard. Looks like a pretty nice setup for putting the dink on the stern. For me the worst part is always taking off the engine
BTW I ended up buying
the ULI boards. as a beginner I really like them. They are stable and they don't hurt if you get hit in the head
. The fins are soft so they won't cut you. They do roll up pretty small and are much easier to store than traditional boards. The kids
are able to stand and manuever after just an hour of surfing. I am able to get on my feet but haven't quite got to the full standing position while hte wave was still under me. Another thing that I like about them is that they do not require any wax. Waxing as surfboard would make a mess on the boat.
Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness