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Old 13-12-2012, 20:51   #91
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Re: The Perfect Dinghy

Originally Posted by zeehag View Post
the dink you choose will depnd on its ultimate use. if you will be sitting in a marina at a dock, then get a portabote.. in relity, they totally sukk. too flobbily. wlkr bay is better.
for use as a transportation device from your anchored boat to a beach, some kind of a motorized reflatable is a good thing to have. even small outbard on a walker bay is a good choice. the walker bay dinks donot get stolen. engines do, not th plastic boats. mine is 8 ft.
reflatable boats make great work platforms, as they are stable and g3entle on your hull, unlike anything metal.
but--s your choice. have fun deciding.
Yep, I'm with Zeehag on this one. My Walker bay does everything a small dinghy should do. Motors well with a 4hp o/b, rows very nicely and sails remarkably well too. Best of all perhaps is that it is so light that my lightly constructed davits don't mind it up there at all. Walker Bay Australia |

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Old 13-12-2012, 21:17   #92
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Re: The Perfect Dinghy

The classic New England answer to your problem is a Dyer Dhow. Low enough to see over when it's on the cabin trunk, light enough to lift there, and able to carry 3 adults. Row very well. They are also great fun to sail.

Expensive, but you should be able to find an old one for a reasonable price and bring it back to "like new"

The 9-foot Dyer "Dhow" Dinghy

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