Thread: Dinghy Use
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
Bob, that is perhaps the best advice I've read on this subject. It is easy to over think an issue like this.
Thank you. I just think that everybody's use pattern is so different that what works for me very likely won't work well for you. That's why I deliberately didn't include details about what we ended up doing because I think that information is irrelevant to the OP. Until he actually uses his boat he won't know what he wants to do or how he ends up using it.

In our case we discovered that dragging the dinghy over oyster covered beaches was a big part of our use pattern. I would have never considered that or the implications of that ahead of time. I think you are right - overthinking this is the problem. Its a relatively minor expenditure that can have a huge impact on how much you enjoy using the boat and you can't really imagine ahead of time where you will end up.
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