"Inflatable dinghies are lighter and more compact than other inflatables, so they're great for cruisers who must stow them between anchorages. They're also the least expensive. However, they can only handle small outboards and consequently are the slowest. They go faster when equipped with floorboards, but they aren't designed to plane, so they're less fuel efficient and tend to perform sluggishly. They make fine tenders for trips ashore, beaching the dog, setting a second anchor, and are great for teaching kids the fundamentals of boating."
(Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 10, 2004 )
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