Originally Posted by Kenomac
Once again..... were is the elusive dinghy? Does their dinghy also magically appear at every anchorage?
Im jokin' about this, but the entire dinghy issue is a rather big consideration when deciding to go cruising and choosing a boat or the dinghy itself. It's basically more important than a car. I can get by and get around without a car, but without a working dinghy... We're kind of stuck on the boat.
To me, it is only a dinghy choice. I am fit and I love to paddle it. I do not use an outboard
much as I can envision a small electric
one, one day. I am not 100% certain my partner is too much into doing it navy seals
style when the shore is half a mile upwind and a good trade wind
To many cruisers, a good rib
/ outb kit is a must. Then a way to handle / hoist / store the dinghy counts big way.
Also, a good rib/outb kit considerably extends how much exploration can be done from the mother ship. NICE. VERY.
I LOVE garages but I have seen a few that were not built right (e.g. getting flooded in the seaway. If I were to chose a garage vs. davits boat, I would nearly for sure end up with an Amel 64 or anything else that has a garage. However, I would want the garrage to host a dinghy WITH THE ENGINE
ON IT. Now, this is not always attainable in sub maxi
size esp. considering that many owners overspec the dinghy ...
Interestingly, big racers with open cockpits and two wheels are capable of hoisting and carrying the dinghy in the cockpit
... again, very nice and gives you a sweet, open air passage
Systems, systems. Everything leads to something and nothing leads to the right lotto numbers!