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Old 13-11-2015, 14:36   #31
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This may sound strange but why do you carry water in 5 gallon jugs. I spend most of my time in southern Florida and keys. I don't think I've ever paid more than 10 dollars to fill my water tank.

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If you're lucky $10 might get you 10 gallons in some places in the Bahamas.
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Old 13-11-2015, 16:37   #32
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Re: How small is too small?

get a fold a boat bullet proof
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Old 13-11-2015, 16:57   #33
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get a fold a boat bullet proof
I have only seen one in use. How do those joints hold up at the chines? And what type material (rubber) is it?
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Re: How small is too small?

Is an SAS RIB too small?
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Old 13-11-2015, 18:10   #35
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Re: How small is too small?

I am a big boy, and me and my wife used a 7'7 air floor for a long time. Achillies LSI-88 with a 3.5hp. Worked great. Plenty big for us, the dog, and plenty of groceries. Even three people sometimes. Didn't plane, but I really didn't care. An extra 15 minutes in transit is nothing when you have an empty schedule.
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Regrettably my intended SAS RIB photo didn't upload but the text did.
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Old 13-11-2015, 21:23   #37
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Re: How small is too small?

Been looking for the "perfect" tender solution for years. My current favorite is one you might like to investigate, Richard Woods 10ft dinghy, that has a nesting option. It motors, rows and sails.
Duo 10ft Sail/Row Dinghy (nesting option)

With outboards, the ability to be able to row effectively in emergencies is a big asset in my opinion. To be able to sail gives you an extra 'toy' for joy, and is a bonus if you want to do a trip too long to row all the way, and the motor isn't available. If you get the nesting version, you end up with an easier storage solution.
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Old 13-11-2015, 22:37   #38
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Re: How small is too small?

We have one that size that we only use to get between boat ramp and our mooring. It is okay for one with up to 100 litres of fuel/water, but in wind over 15 knots it is very uncomfortable and wet.
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Re: How small is too small?

I've been using one of these Achilles LT-2, Rollup Floor 7' 3", Gray Hypalon, 2016 for the last 20 or so years...no engine but I have the longer oars from its big brother.

Handles 2 or 3 people or a mix of people and stores, rows nicely, keeps me fit, one person can lift onto the quarterdeck, easy to board.
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