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Old 02-08-2010, 19:40   #91
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Only problem is, inflatables don't row that great...could just be that I'm out of practice, though.

And what happens when you're in a spot with strong current, and need to get to/from shore? Even where I am now, the boat is close to a mile from the mainland, and close enough to a river mouth that the current flies in between tides.
if your serious about rowing, get a hard rowing dink, i made the switch about 8 months ago and would never even think about rowing an inflatable, the current can be a b&*%h when shes against, but in a good dink with good oars youll be able to make way 99% of the time, albeit very slowly at times... and when its really rough strap a 2 h.p. on the hard dink, cause rowing is no fun in 20+ kts...
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I'll definitely consider it when it's time to replace the current dink.

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Decent oars help a lot. Sometimes the tide dictates the route or the timing. Other times the current wins and out comes the outboard
Along with some better oars too.
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I should have mentioned my dink is a wooden hulled job. I was never particularly good at rowing an inflatable.
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I should have mentioned my dink is a wooden hulled job. I was never particularly good at rowing an inflatable.
I kind of figured that, when you said step the mast. Never head of a sailing zodiac before.

My first attempt was rowing into the current back to the boat, when in a rush I stupidly untied it before starting that old engine. I know...stupid mistake and common sense, but I was in a rush. Of course it started first try, as soon as I was tied up again.
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