Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dinghy or kayak or maybe both

I ran over to Annapolis to check on Zoe this week. It drives my crazy to not be able to run down to the boat and just check to make sure everything is ok. I had raised the dink on its davits the last time we were there. Upon my return I found one of the tubes had gone flat. I suspected the valve as the o-ring sealed cap was in very poor condition. I tracked down a new cap at Annapolis Inflatables and decided now might be a good time to do a little rehab. I loaded the dinghy in my pickup with the help of my tommy lift.(everyone should have one of these) and headed home. I picked up some sealant from west marine and have been flopping said dink around my back yard to distribute the sealant in the tubes.

I think I'll do a little fiberglass touch up and maybe buy some paint to dress it up.

Our other addition is a used inflatable kayak.

Worked great in the living room. I can't wait to see how it does on water.

Capt. Mike


  1. I am interested to see how you like the inflatable kayak. We love paddling but the hard kayaks take up too much space on the deck.

    1. I am very pleased with it. This one has an optional keel and skeg. I think that is key to making it track properly. It has more drag than a hard one but not enough to offset the savings in space. We purchased this one from our son so we had a little history with it. I had also researched the Sea Eagles brand. I would have gone that way if this one had not become available.