I have an old 8' dinghy
and a 27' boat. Not much room on the deck
to put the dinghy
and I am wondering if, apart from towing it, I could hitch it up a bit on the stern. I think the benefit would be it would be more sturdy and would not bang into the back of the boat like it can do when towed.
Pic of dinghy being road tested or whatever it is called when done on water
. Notice something odd in the picture? Yes, you are right, the previous owner left, not one, but two rusty padlocks on the tow hook on the dinghy.
Stern of the boat I want to hitch it on.
Kinda what I mean. Lift
the stern of the dinghy up a bit, tie both sides. I would use wide a wide fender
(probably one of those foam sheets
used as flooring
with camping showers, a pack of 3 is less than $20). I would have to get the idiot out of the dinghy first though.
Or maybe leave him there and use him when I need to reverse the boat.
So, do other folk do this or is it crazy?