In addition to our fine ship EXIT, we have other craft aboard too. First is our AB dinghy, which we love:
We’ve heard the dinghy described as the “family car” for cruisers and we expect to be using it nearly every day. We encountered a man driving one of these last night, with the same 8-hp Yamaha engine on the back, and he said he liked it even more than his primary boat.
It’s traditional to name your dinghy as well — for example, Steve at Lyman-Morse named his sailboat “Tyger Tyger” and his dinghy “Chimp.” And we saw a sailboat in Rockport named “Fairy” whose dinghy was named “Pixie.”
So your task is to suggest some names for our little dinghy. We have a few ideas but think we won’t share them so as not to influence your thinking.
We have a few other craft aboard now too:
Lastly, we acquired a 6-person Viking RescYou™ life raft, stowed in the purpose-built transom compartment. Viking is headquartered in Esbjerg, Denmark, right near where some cousins of Linda live. It’s a weird thing as it’s an amazing piece of equipment that we hope to never use.