Yeah! We picked up our new dinghy recently. For those of you who don’t live on boats, think of it as the family car when you live in a place with long distances and no public transportation. It’s indispensable…if you ever want to get off the boat, that is, without swimming or pulling into a marina. We realized just how indispensable it was when our dinghy was stolen in the Dominican Republic a few years ago and we had to beg rides ashore. Generally dinghies last a long time; the one stolen was more than ten years old. However, the cheap replacement dinghy we bought in the DR started to leak at the seams last year. Chris would no sooner patch one when a new one would go. Finally, all three seams on the bow split, and an inflatable dinghy with no inflation isn’t much good to anyone.* Luckily, while attending the Boston Boat Show this winter, we found a new dinghy at a good price, and we just picked her up. Isn’t she a beaut? There’s even a small forward locker where we can put groceries or clean laundry so they won’t get wet on the way back to Mr Mac. Woo hoo! (Yes, I’m easily pleased.) We look forward to many years scooting across the water on her.
*Except the guys who were pleased as punch to come and take a free deflated dinghy off our hands. I guess they’re going to use it as a project.