[Sentoa] Dinghy Retrieval
s.weiser at comcast.net
Wed Oct 27 12:09:21 EDT 2004
I completely agree with Herb Nickle's comments (excerpt below),
especially about the weight of the package. In our case, we have a 9'
3" Zodiac with inflatable floor, weight about 65 lbs, and a 5hp Honda
4-cycle, weight about 65 lbs. This little motor is so economical that
I carry a little 4 gallon gas tank hoping I'll use up the gas before it
goes stale, and I never do, so I put stabilizer in it.
By the way, my 10 year old granddaughter was able to crank the winch
this summer with the above package. Don't forget it's a 16:1 winch and
then you have the additional leverage effect of the blocks, which
I've seen the AquaPro aluminum RIB and it is a really fine product as
far as I can tell. I think they're made in Australia or New
Nordic Tug 37 #114
On Oct 26, 2004, at 9:01 PM, sentoa-request at lists.samurai.com wrote:
f you go this route, I suggest you purchase the lightest dinghy
possible. We went with a 9'+ AquaPro aluminum RIB that weights 75 lbs.
Many fiberglass ribs are twice as heavy. The 9 hp outboard weights
another 75 lbs and 5 gals of fuel is 40 lbs. We can easily carry the
entire rig up on the beach if necessary. I also recommend you mount
your dinghy on the port side of the boat deck, fore and aft, rather
than diagonal or amidships.
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