Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A RIB Dinghy Question...
Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
We have an air floor dinghy that has done well but is approaching the end of its useful life. It fits in the lazarette easily. I really want to replace it with something I am not forced to store on deck while sailing. Just a personal preference, as much an esthetic choice as a practical one. We don’t have davits and are not going to install them.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If I was forced go with something that required storing on deck, I'd likely go all the way to a hard dinghy like I used on my last boat. I loved the ability to row efficiently! After crossing an ocean at 7 knots, I really don’t need to cross the harbor at 30, but again, that’s a personal preference thing.
The folding RIBs look interesting… one the heavy side, but dinghy wheels and the lifting halyard are my good friends. Hopefully I can find one to look at and measure folded.