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Old 11-24-2020, 02:37 PM   #1
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I have a Maxum 4600 and have recently purchased a 12 foot inflatable dinghy. I had been using a Dinghy Caddy and quite liked it but the new dinghy is too heavy for it and to upgrade to heavy duty Caddy is big bucks. Looking at Magic Marine Tow. Any body have any experience or comments with respect to that product.


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Old 11-25-2020, 03:11 PM   #2
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I looked up the website. Interesting. I don't know if I like where the boat sits in the wake. The pic at 30mph has the rib listing over as it gets lifted by the wake on one side.
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.


Has me a bit concerned too. Advantages are the price and its full weight not on swim platform but my worries if water is rough how it will handle.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:27 PM   #4
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I did the same as Shrew and looked it up. Did look interesting. Always a challenge dealing with a tender unless you have a huge yacht with a crane and deck. I towed a 12' rib for a bit but it was a pain to manage in and out of Marina's and my wife always felt like she had to keep her eyes glued to it underway. I kept that boat for the marina and bought a 9' 6" Newport Vessels inflatable which I keep stowed under a seat on deck and just inflate it when I reach my destination. Of course this is challenging but doable on my swim platform. My boats a 3300 SCR. Sorry to ramble. This didn't help your question at all. Lol


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Old 11-25-2020, 10:09 PM   #5
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Appreciate your input. Always good to hear other peoples opinion.


Wish I could hook one up to my boat just to try.


Someone in our marina is very happy with his, BUT he usually just limits his speed to 8-10 kts. I am no speed demon but when we are traveling to drop anchor some place I would like to know I could take it up to 20. We always have our dog with us so we need the dinghy with us when staying out overnight plus I love to go exploring with it wherever we go.


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