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#5 A Photo A Day For Seven Days

April 20, 2015

Getting around, especially onboard a boat, first means having to get ashore or back to the boat with some form of waterborne craft. Most ‘yachties’ these days have inflatable dinghies that are stable, safe, carry volumes of stuff and are powered by engines that push them along like they are on a race track.

I remember many years ago when we first went sailing we had a hard dinghy that we rowed back and forth to the shore. Soon we converted to a very small inflatable and still rowed to shore. Next we added a seagull engine made in England that belched blue smoke, dripped oil over everything and sounded like a wounded cow. Slowly, over the years we have succumbed to the appeal of moving quickly and in comfort in the style of something on the road would be referred to as a sedan.

I long for the days of having a dinghy that is a pleasure to row so when I saw the latest model in our anchorage the other day I put my order in. Connie may not be too happy but it meets all the criteria of being enviromentally friendly and very economical. Enjoy and orders can be processed here in Gan…

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2015 11:11

    Gan with the wind! Is that a West Marine decal on the side of that puppy? The bow line to the mooring buoy is a bit interesting too!
    Fred

  2. Mariann Olchowy permalink
    April 20, 2015 11:13

    That is too funny, you really had me going there picturing a little rowing dinghy till I scrolled down to the photo, jajajajajajajajaja (espanol for hahahahahahah) haha

  3. April 20, 2015 11:16

    Don’t swamp him as you motor past him in the inflatable Connie!

    • April 20, 2015 11:17

      Yes, Connie needs a little restraint when she feels the power of the outboard!

  4. April 20, 2015 11:17

    Excellent. Reminds of Moitessier’s inner tube dinghy. Nice photo today. Also loved the oppressive sky of yesterday’s photo and the vulnerability of all those yachts at anchor.

  5. Louise permalink
    April 20, 2015 11:31

    What is that dump truck up to in the background?

    • April 20, 2015 17:26

      Extending the airport runway and ruining a lagoon!

      Tony Gibb/Connie McCann

      Onboard SY Sage 11

      Ph: +66 93 78 06825

  6. Judi permalink
    April 20, 2015 14:22

    A new Twin bowed vessel – Connie can row in one direction and you can row in the other…..

  7. April 20, 2015 14:24

    Good one. I was really looking forward to the ultimate dingy. We loved our inflatable Tinker, but it wore out after about 12 years of hard use. Unfortunately, they stopped making them in 2010. Now have a Port-a-Bote, which we like as well.

  8. April 20, 2015 22:14

    Hi Tony and Connie , This was in true style of a Tom and Huck Fin situation using their resources , a classic one of what you can do to get around. Victoria Bill.

  9. Anne Boldt permalink
    April 20, 2015 23:09

    That hard dingy would have been FOR LORNE ANNIE ? spelling correct?
    Annie B.

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