Re: Inflatable dinghys in the sea


Hi Booger
As miliwolf says, not a very good idea – certainly could be problematic or dangerous unless you know the tidal area/current spots very well, as if you are caught by a good current you will struggle to get ashore.
Some dinghies come with a transom plate which can take up to a 2.5hp engine, but even then I would stay close to shore.
Best to hire a rigid boat with engine and VHF in case things go wrong.
Don’t forget the lifejackets – here in Guernsey most boaters would not venture out without them.
I certainly wouldn’t take my fisher/cruiser out without setting an example myself and making sure everyone has theirs on.
A lake is a very different scenario to the sea – be careful.