When we bought SM380 this fall, it was in need of a new dinghy, and as we prepare to move aboard in mid June, the time has come to make some decisions. We are a family of four (girls 8&10) and plan to spend at least the next season in the Caribbean if not two seasons there before pushing through into the Pacific. Riza promises that our aft arch will ship soon and so we will have aft davits onto which to pull up in the evenings at anchor. I am looking at the AB Lamina series 10AL or 10UL.
My question is this - what are some of you using? How big, how small, and how heavy. Also, where do you stow it underway, and how - in a cradle, upside down, deflated...? What are some of your experiences and what do you think are the most important considerations.
Thanks for your time,
SM 380 TouRai