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Old 30-01-2020, 20:39   #1
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Looking for advice

I have just started to realize my dream-bought my boat and am ditching the rat race for the open water of adventure. Looking for a little help in picking out the correct size Dinghy and outboard. I have a 50ft beneteau and will be cruising open water and making ocean passages in the near future. With so many sizes and engines avail, it is hard to figure out what I need. Any advice on size of dinghy and type as well as outboard would be appreciated. I am getting davits installed on the boat for storage and would love to keep the outboard on the dinghy while on passages. Thanks
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Old 30-01-2020, 21:56   #2
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Re: Looking for advice

Congrats on your purchase! We too have a 50 Bene. We had a Caribe10.5 that came with the boat and it was great. Just bought an Achilles aluminum 10.5 with the locker in the front and is ok. Both powered with an indestructible 15 hp 2 Stroke Yamaha. With only one person on board both were dangerously fast. With two very fast. Three or more might plane depending on size of pax. Go for the biggest Dink and motor you can handle on the hoist and the beach. We regularly take ten plus mile trips in the dink and something that can take the chop and move expeditiously will serve you well. Being on a larger cruising boat you will be anchoring further out and the speed and comfort will be appreciated. Would not buy the Achilles again. It is very light and fast but has a pretty flat bottom and is wet and will rattle your brains in a chop. The similar sized AB or Caribe have a much deeper V and ride better albeit a bit more spendy. Hope this helps.
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