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Old 27-06-2017, 18:25   #16
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Re: Any great back-up/second tender options?

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Hi folks,

Wondering if anyone has some good recommendations for a tender solution that could be considered a backup for a RIB hanging on the davits. Something for when family is in town, or when worried about tying up the nice RIB + $$$ outboard on shore.

Key things:
- Ideally lightweight to not weigh down the mothership more than needed
- Low cost
- Motorized
- 2-3 capacity
- Rugid / tropics suitable

Cheers all
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Old 27-06-2017, 21:33   #17
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U can't beat ports-bote. Indestructible, no patching, collapses and storable on your life lines, can take tropical sun forever...

Where u the Outremmer people I met in Napa Marina repair yard in early June? I have the Sharpie that was upside down doing bottom ?

ports-bote tracks better and more easily driven than a rubber boat. Not cheap though.
To the best of my knowledge there's only two Outremer 55s in SF Bay Area. That must have been Dave & Vicki. I'm due to for a haul out up there this winter.
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I am quite enjoying my DinghyGo, the inflatable sailboat website

68 lbs, inflatable floor, lifting rings for the davits, plus the most fun of all: comes with a sailing rig. You can get a cover for it. Works great with my Torqeedo 1003 electric engine, and easily manhandled (pace, men) by me, a 60 yo female. Read the manual, not meant for constant exposure to the sun, hence the cover. Made of Valtrex, iirc.
O.M.G. That's adorable and might be perfect. The added benefit of being able to teach folks over the basics of sailing might make extra $$$ and weight well worth it.

How's that little cute guy sail to windward?
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Old 27-06-2017, 23:51   #19
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We have a three man inflatable kayak and an Avon Redcrest in addition to our main tender. Got the Avon for the wife coz she likes rowing it.
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Re: Any great back-up/second tender options?

If using a SUP as a tender, isn't a drysuit pretty much a mandatory accessory? Ditto on drybags or portage packs, for your gear.
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If using a SUP as a tender, isn't a drysuit pretty much a mandatory accessory? Ditto on drybags or portage packs, for your gear.


Ah, sort of like Sean Connery stepping out of his scuba gear in his tuxedo?
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Plus, worried about getting something stolen. They get stolen a lot here in Florida. Also, if you don't want the stolen you have to deal with breaking down and setting up every token
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Ah, sort of like Sean Connery stepping out of his scuba gear in his tuxedo?
Arnold Schwarzenegger out of his drysuit, with his tux already on underneath, in True Lies. When he snuck into the castle fortress by cutting through the wrought iron fence, underneath of the iced over lagoon.
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That's it!🤡
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