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Airship - More winter cruising and a handful of boat projects

by Laura Domela 3 Apr 11:59 UTC
Airship © Laura Domela

Last Monday we took delivery of our new dinghy. We bought an AB ALX 11 from Guyer Boatworks in Bellingham. Center console, aluminum hull, plenty of storage...all things we did not have on our old Zodiac that will certainly make this one heavier but way more comfortable. (This particular AB ALX 11 was actually a 2017 model that Guyer Boatworks had used in boat shows over the past two years, so we got a bit of a deal on it!) We had them outfit the AB with a Tohatsu 30HP outboard with power tilt and electric start, a removable downrigger mount (not shown in photo), and also the small Garmin chartplotter that we had on our Zodiac (mounted/hardwired onto the center console). This little baby is a seriously fun and capable tender for Airship, and we had a great experience working with Guyer Boatworks.

We took our new dinghy out for some "testing" later that afternoon and were very impressed. The ride is super smooth, dry(!), and quiet. We are for sure going to have a blast with it in BC and Alaska this summer.

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