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Old 06-09-2015, 09:10 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
Heck, even when we were in marinas the Whaler usually got launched.
That's the key... not only having a dinghy but being able to launch and retrieve with ease. If it's not easy, it won't be used.

When I first added the trolling motor to Algae I noticed immediately how much more frequently I used the dink. It was "easy" to putt along. Pulling the cord on an outboard won't work for me. That's why a trolling motor is my choice for an outboard.

You see, I'd get in, open my parasol and cast off. It's a rough life but someone has to do it.

Not that I don't have envy when the go-fast marshmallows fly by. There's a lot to be said for speed too.

Whatever the choice for OP is, just know that if it's a pain in the transom to use your dinghy it won't be used. Don't bother buying one in that case. However, I'd make sure I had one that was useable at a moment's notice.

For fun!
Janice aboard Seaweed, living the good life afloat...
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