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Soft dinghy? Hard choice!
"Versatility, durability, economy, and beauty. Can there possibly be any other attributes for this type of dinghy? Very definitely. In addition to everything else, they are (or can easily be made) unsinkable. Hard dinghies should have flotation built into their seats, bows, and/or gunwales. A hard-shelled dinghy will be safer aboard the mother ship during a blow if it is inverted and made fast securely. Its V-shaped or rounded hull will help press it down, while its rigidity prevents it from flexing and lifting to catch the wind . . . an inflatable idiosyncrasy.
(Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 10, 2004 )
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