We did some AirBnB'ing of the boat last month to try to offset some of the costs of repairs and slip fees. Of course, our marina caught on and threatened us with eviction for using the boat for "commercial purposes." Trying not to flush hundreds of dollars a month for a parking spot is apparently a commercial purpose. If you plan to rent your boat out, don't give the location or any indicating photos or else you'll get busted. You'll probably get busted anyway.
But hopefully not before you make enough money to buy a proper dinghy!
After having a dinghy that was chronically deflating on one side, one that was deflating and had a ripped open floor panel, and a hard dinghy that was a general embarrassment, this new Coast Guard-rated Newport Vessel dinghy is a dream come true. We were so excited about it we naturally assembled it in the middle of the living room.
It comes with oars and a foot pump and a hard floor and a bench. It has a inflatable keel so the nose of the boat is lifted when it's going over waves. It was made with super strong plastic. It was about $900 on Amazon. Thanks to our AirBnB guests for making this happen, no thanks to our marina managers.
Two people dumb enough to think anything is possible and smart enough to bumble their way into discoveries.