Thread: New Dinghy help
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:32 AM   #9
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RE: New Dinghy help

timjet wrote:
Thanks guys for all the help.

Don, is your dinghy a RIB or does it have an inflatable keel. I've checked out craigslist and I've got a couple of leads to run down but not all are RIB's. Whats the preformance loss with an inflatable keel vs a RIB if any and *anyone recommend one over the other?

Also Don in your picture it looks like your weaver davits are very close together for that size boat, any problems with this?
*Tim, definitely get a RIB.* You will be very happy with the performance and firm footing.* Good eye.* The snap davits work pretty well, but to take some weight off the tubes, I am installing a Weaver arm on the transom.

We love the snap davits as they steady the*dinghy for boarding and working on it.* A hard shell dinghy is great, but I find it more comfortable sitting on the tubes.* With the 15hp our dinghy will really get up and move.

Aqua Signal has some great LED portable navigation lights.*

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