Port Credit Marine Survey
& Yacht Delivery
|Another area of disagreement (milder this
time) among cruisers, but we are all
by size of the mother ship, weight
( of the
dinghy, silly) or money. Regardless
limitations, there are a few things
And as usual I have my own opinions
you wouldn't have read this far if
want to hear them.
A reliable dinghy is indispensable as it
is your basic transportation to &
shore and will add immeasurably to
especially in the Bahamas or Dry Tortugas where a dinghy you trust and enjoy will
encourage exploration among the keys.
Another benefit of aluminum versus a fiberglass bottom is weight, our 9’ dinghy weighs only 79lbs. which means our 8hp outboard Suzuki can drive it at 29mph with two aboard. Wide and thick rub rails are also advised for rubbing up against oyster encrusted pilings. Don't forget to get a good quality lock and 20' of cable or chain for the motor and dinghy as unfortunately there are places where dinghies tend to go walkabout.
Flying dink, another option
Oyster beds like this can rip your soft bottom :)
Dink against oyster encrusted piling
Chapter 9. Reading The Water.
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