Well maybe there is something to this outboard idea... What's the smallest
lightest cleanest easiest? We do have a motor mount on our dinghy (and a
sail rig, but who wants to sail). Where do you store the motor, gas, etc.
Kate Herman, CPA
99 Main St.
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
I hope you will help protect the environment of the Hudson River Valley:
Join the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater http://www.clearwater.org
and HRS Sojourner Truth http://www.wvtc.com/~fsloops (and come sailing with
us!) - kgh
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Subject: Re: kids who sail, OpSail
Kate, one last item: We sailed with two teenage boys, they being two years
apart. Before girls and cars and jobs, the best distraction was an outboard
powered inflatable dinghy. We towed it everywhere they explored inlets and
other teen "captive sailors" on a weekly basis. We were lucky, both are good
readers and cabin time was comparativly quiet. Other Catboat parents are a
bit more ambitious, creating games, contests and the like. One summer, one
the boys tried photography, that might work in N.Y.harbor. Try an old camera
from a thrift shop and get a telephoto lense.