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Old 13-10-2014, 12:27   #1
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Hi,

What combo of dinghy and motor is best for long passages? I have a 42 foot sailboat and would probably stow the dinghy away.
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Old 13-10-2014, 12:29   #2
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On a long passage I hope to not be in the dinghy!!!! ;-)


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Haha!
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Sailmonkey .. I had the same thought.

So are you asking the age old roll up vs rib question? What kind of fordeck space do you have? How many others on the boat?
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Re: Dinghy

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Hi,

What combo of dinghy and motor is best for long passages? I have a 42 foot sailboat and would probably stow the dinghy away.
Not trying to be snarky...

Have you tried the search function? You will find many pages of discussion on this and other forums. Lots of opinions and no right answer.
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I think you will find that the best dinghy for passage making may well be the worst for when you get there
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The best dinghy for a long passage is one you can stow away, as opposed to one that must be left hanging on davits.
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I prefer a dinghy that is stowed on deck upside down in its own chocks and tied securely. The one I had on my Mariner 35 stowed under the main boom and over the liferaft canister. It was a Naples Sabot and I carried the sail kit with it. I rowed and sailed well and was powered by a 3hp outboard when needed.
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Re: Dinghy

Our Avon hypalon dinghy has an inflatable floor, and we lift the dingy out of the water and stow it in the cockpit for passages. The size of our dingy was based on how much we could lift and carry up on the beach when we arrived at our destination. So that meant our motor was 9.9 hp, and the dinghy less than 100 pounds.
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Re: Dinghy

Lots of old ground here to search.

My opinion is that your dinghy (motor) should be able to get your boat out of trouble. We are 58 feet with 36 tons. The dinghy is 15 HP. I consider having a tiny OB motor as an alternate for fuel savings but have not done it yet.
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The most you can both handle and store. When using it on the water, you'll never say "I sure do wish it was smaller." You'll say that only when trying to lift it, handle it and store it.
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You want a hard bottom , in my own opinion ,maybe RIB with foldable transom .. And biggest motor you can handle always fun to plan after a days sail


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