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Old 03-03-2019, 01:40 PM   #11
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City: Tri Cities, WA
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Vessel Name: Beachcomber
Vessel Model: Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
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I definitely would go with the largest HP that the manufacturer allows, but I also would go with a dinghy that has a console. I can't imagine handling a tiller for a 15-20 mile trip. I would think that if you had to hang onto a tiller for that long it would be a painful experience and you would stop taking longer trips because of the inconvenience and pain involved with the tiller.

The longest trip we have taken with our Whaler is 60 miles round trip. If I had to hang onto a tiller for that long I'd probably never had done it. Tillers are just not comfortable.

My suggestion is to buy the dinghy you REALLY want then buy a davit system that will handle it.
Mike and Tina
Beachcomber 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
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