Whitsundays Inflatable Tender

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Webb
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Sailboat: Tattoo 26
Location: Blue Mountains Australia

Whitsundays Inflatable Tender

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Hi

We've finally decided to do the big Whitsundays trip next month and I understand from reading posts on this forum and talking to others that a tender of some sort is rather handy.

Does anyone have any experience with the practicalities of using an inflatable dinghy and blowing it up when required with a 12V compressor. I don't really like the idea of dragging one behind except perhaps for a very short sail/motor to a different spot. I have visions of it swamping and there's enough things to worry about for a sailor of my standard !

Was looking at the cheapie ones for <$1,000 AUD which seem to be about 2.2m (10ft). Probably just use the paddles or may a little electric motor.

Any thoughts tips or advice is appreciated

Thanks

Webb
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