Dinghy or Not?

TwoRivers

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Just purchased a 32 Bhm Flypointe . The boat need TLC and is a 1989 single diesel with 2068 hours. My dilemma, the boat came with a Portland Pudgy and transom/stern Davits. I don't like the way the dinghy looks hanging fom back of boat. Advice needed,Sell dinghy.? Buy crane? Mount on top of boat?
What do you guys say? Do you like dinghys? I am on the Arkansas river at Little Rock,Ar
Thanks

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Duke

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MouseTrap

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First congratulations the BHM looks awesome. Love to see some interior pics. The Portland Pudgy has a big following, but I can see why some would think it was gastly. I was just at a cove today, and an Albin showed up around the same time as we did, they had a RIB dingy on davits like you. I thought it was a sharp setup. If it were me, I would use it as is, and see if it grows on you. Seems like a slick solution. If you don't like it after a season, it would make a good winter project to change it out. FWIW I don't think it looks bad.
 

Frank

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Nice find TwoRivers. Good luck with your new boat. I see a 501 area code (Arkansas) on the for sale sign. So it was a fresh water boat?
 

TwoRivers

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It originally was at Point Lookout marina on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It was trucked to Arkansas ,yes fresh water , in the month of March ,year 2000. I think it is probably the only downeast boat in Arkansas, and some of my friends are bewildered, but I guess I have a bit of Maine lobsterman in me. ha!

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Nice BHM! I think the dinghy is set up for utility. It's not pretty-- but doesn't need to be. It gets you into shore, dock, restaurants etc. It doubles as a life boat if needed- orange is the CG's best friend. If money isn't an object- replace it. If it was me... I'd keep the set up as is (unless fishing- that can get in the way I would think). How does it row? Does it go up and down easily on the pulley davits?
 

TwoRivers

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Don't know about function. It is in my garage,the dinghy,. Thought about just trying to sell it,but not a good idea I think. May just keep it!
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