We were in asking ourselves the same question a year ago after using an inflatable for five years, storing it on the foredeck of our Ericson
33. We bought a Trinka 8-foot hard dinghy. Fantastic! Rows like an absolute dream- great exercise and everyone in the anchorage talks to a rower! We motor
using a lightweight 2.5 hp outboard
. Top speed is 4.5 knots, but that's OK since we very rarely need to go even a mile. But the sailing is the best! Once the big boat
is settled in an anchorage and all our personal stuff is spread out below an on deck we never stow it all for just a daysail. So the Trinka is perfect for just playing around sailing. Small boat
sailing is the best- where we all started! This boat
is gorgeous to look at and very well built! I had already planned to sail the Trinka today, and now I'm going to get out of this V-berth and go!