Thread: Dinghy Use
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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City: Cowichan Bay, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Gray Hawk
Vessel Model: Defever 43 Offshore Cruiser
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2 years ago we were in the same situation as you are now. Gray Hawk didn't come with a dinghy or a dinghy stowage system so all options were open. We elected to spend the absolute least we could to get "something" and then used it for 2 years while we came to a final decision about what we really wanted. I bought a new Chinese knock-off of a Yamaha outboard and a soft floor inflatable, new as well. All in we got rigged up for less than $2000 and I just sold the inflatable and motor for $950 so it cost me $500 per year to figure out what we really wanted. I figure that was money well spent.

So my advice is don't worry too much about what you will eventually want - just get something cheap to start out and figure it out once you actually start using the boat.
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