Should We Get A Sailing Dinghy?
We’re on the hunt for a new dinghy to go with our 44ft hybrid electric catamaran. And because our new cat will be loaded with renewable energy (we’re trying to be as self-sufficient as possible) we’ve been exploring the world of electric motors. But one major downside of most electric boats is the limited range.
Which got us thinking about other alternatives…like a convertible boat. Row it, motor it, or rig it up and sail it. Genius! Or so it seems, there’s only one way to find out.
Fair warning, this video may cause you to want a sailing dinghy.
OUR TENDER WANTS & NEEDS
Curiosity 2 can hold up to an 11-foot (3.4 meter) tender with a max weight of 440lbs.
Our quest began when we compared our top choice rigid and inflatable dinghies. Which left us leaning heavily towards the OC Tender because of its quality and the potential to be a lifelong boat.
Then, we put the 5 best electric motors we could find to the test. There were two that completely blew us away and one that hit the sweet spot of all our wants and needs.
But now, our decision just got more complicated. If we go for the sailing version of the OC we can’t get the insanely fast & fun electric jet motor, because it gets integrated into the hull. Hmmm, decisions, decisions. If you want to learn more about OC sailing tenders, just click the link below and it will take you there.
🙈🙉🙊 FULL DISCLOSURE
This video is not sponsored by OC Tenders nor do we get any sort of incentive or compensation should you purchase. But if you do, please let them know they should buy us a beer for the recommendation. 🍻
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