When we chartered with the Moorings last year in the BVI they insisted we tow the dinghy with the motor
attached for the entire week. We were on a 40' Leopard
Cat with nice fiberglass davits
and I was determined to see how fast I could get her under sail, so I of course ignored them and hoisted it on the davits
every chance I got.
I can see the danger
in towing a dinghy/outboard on a passage
or in rough seas, but I'd think the Moorings folks wouldn't recommend it if they had experienced a big problem with capsizing.
Our Cat has a nice stainless arch with strong davits, so we never tow ours anyway. Just wondering.
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