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Dinghy Time

Dock? Mooring Buoy? Anchor? 
When traveling on a boat like Bravo, and you come to a harbor, you have three choices...
- Dock, can be expensive (even if space is available)
- Mooring Buoy, less money (most of the buoys are for smaller boats)
- Anchor, free (if there is a safe location)
At a marina, you usually have the convenience of hooking up to shore power; you step off your boat onto the dock, and walk to land. At anchor, or on a mooring buoy, you must use your dinghy to get to shore.

The Dinghy 
Our dinghy is a Ribcraft 4.8T, with an internal fuel tank, and an arch which also has a divers boarding ladder. The dinghy is 15' 7" long, and is powered by a 60 hp Yamaha. It's a great dinghy that is stable, has room for guests, and is fast enough for us!

Dinghy Location
Bravo's dinghy is stored on the foredeck, and people often ask us, "How do we get the dinghy into the water?". So, we decided to do a blog explaining the process.  

When the dinghy is on deck, it is strap…

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