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Old 05-10-2012, 07:40 PM   #18
BruceK
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Going outside Harbour, taking our 2.7m inflatable, we lift the dinghy(after detaching the outboard) into the cockpit and lash it on its side against the stern railing. The outboard gets lashed down too. This avoids fitting davits or a crane and cradle. Back in protected waters, the dinghy goes back in the water to be towed.We`ve no aft cabin and plenty of cockpit space we don`t really use while at sea.So far the only hazard is removing and replacing the outboard.
In harbour we usually use and tow our fibreglass dinghy. Devil of a job overcoming a (presumed)vacuum causing it to adhere to the water the day it flipped during a (real) gale inside harbour while we were committee boat starting a yacht race. BruceK
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