Headed to the bahamas
for the firsttime in a few weeks and probaly overthinking every thing about it. Dingy is a 9 ft roll up inflatable
, I have been using it for abut a year localy with a 3.5 hp 4 stoke fairy new outboard
. The motor
starts every time and sips fuel
but definatly doesnt plane the boat. My concern is I tried to take it out though a cut on an incoming tide the other weekend and didnt have enough power to fight the ebb. Luckily When I gave up it was just pushed back out in to the bay near the mother ship, but if the tide had been going outI would have had a rough day. Is this something I need to worry about when Im exploring in the bahamas
? I also have a old 7hp 2 stroke
, I havent used it on this inflatable
but it ran great on my previous one. The only thing I have against it is that it is 30 years old.
the7 hp is also 3 lbs lighter then the 3.5 hp.