Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dinghy type and storage

Nat Bossett

On Thu, Nov 02, 2017 at 05:51:26PM -0500, Jay Hosford [amelyachtowners] wrote:
What's the consensus on dinghy type and storage on an amel maramu? I
see a lot other permanent rack ahead of the mast, while some with it
tied down to the rear cabin top.
A Portabote is great for fast use and it folds down to the size of a
surfboard so there are lots of options for storage.

If you were day cruising in calm waters using the aft cabin top might be
tempting because of the mizzen boom. Anecdotally, for me it's been easier
to maneuver things off and back on the boat from the after deck than
forward. She's beamy enough that hoisting a dinghy with a halyard and
pushing it out over the side from the foredeck is a bit of a hassle.

I don't really like to have inflatables inflated while underway except for
short calm hops.



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