Thread: Dinghy Use
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:59 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Many cruisers use dingies like pickup trucks. Carry all kinds of loads, in all kinds of situations and can go some pretty good distances (5NM) pretty quickly against some weather and tides.

Whatever conbo can do that for you is suitable...when it comes to cruising dingies...less isn't better.
Yup. We have always tried to get the biggest dinghy that will fit the boat. It's our (your) car. We provision with it, get fuel, fish out of it and sight see. It is not uncommon to have to travel several miles for provisions in less than ideal conditions.

We have a 10.5' RIB with a 15 hp 2 stroke currently. It will get up on a plane with 4 average adults and with Lena, Morgan and I, we can travel comfortably at planing speeds. I think a lot of it comes down to what you are going to do with your "car" and the area that you cruise in.
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