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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #260 on: April 27, 2009, 11:50:45 PM »
Especially sailing canoes! Rather a few of them up in the Adirondacks, too... (Canoe Sailing Magazine, for examples...)

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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #261 on: May 05, 2009, 05:54:10 PM »
I think, of the three, I'd go with this one:

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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #262 on: May 10, 2009, 11:09:28 AM »

This is Fletcher tied up at the dinghy dock in Portland. She is 8.5' and is powered by an old Evinrude 4 h.p. outboard. She is the most stable dinghy I've ever had.. i'm sold on Zodiac forever.

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« Reply #263 on: May 10, 2009, 11:48:50 AM »
One word of caution. I don't know about other states, but get some registration numbers showing on that dinghy before you get into Maryland waters. They are ( or used to be) sticklers for that. And it doesn't matter to them if the big boat is registered elsewhere- no numbers and you'll be pulling the motor off. Or paying Maryland a fee.

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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #264 on: May 10, 2009, 03:38:27 PM »
it's on the bench.. clearly visible from any patrol boat. That should work, right? I thought about using  sharpie on the side of it.. what about that?

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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #265 on: May 10, 2009, 04:26:44 PM »
I recall when we were in Annapolis- I had numbers painted on the sides of the Achilles. Had a spray cover up front that partially hid those numbers from a distance- the Maryland patrol made me remove the spray cover so the numbers were visible FROM THEIR BOAT.

I imagine as long as it's there they won't hassle too badly, but they did INSIST on seeing numbers, not just the sticker.

Our tri was documented and the dinghy was registered in Florida.

Just wanted you to be aware.
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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #266 on: May 10, 2009, 05:00:02 PM »
Thanks.. Maine's got the same rules in fact as Maryland, it would seem.  People in Maine suggested that I do what I did. The reg number is on there too,that was probably the first day I had it in the water.  If you watch this video to the point where I swivel the camera.. you'll see how clearly the letters are. I love trimarans,btw.

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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #267 on: May 10, 2009, 05:04:36 PM »

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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #268 on: May 27, 2009, 06:12:39 PM »
I knew my MacGregor 26X doesn't have room for any but the smallest dinghy.  I have very little experience with rowing, so I didn't like the notion of a rowboat ... I couldn't see myself needing a motor ... what I probably needed was an inflatable kayak.

What I got is something different - a Saturn "KaBoat," halfway between a Zodiac-style and that inflatable kayak.  (The attached picture is from the BoatsToGo.com web site.)

It's longer than a same-weight Zodiac, but wider than a proper kayak, and the seats are atop the tubes - so I found it awkward to use the kayak paddles.  But I did find that I could row it quite well; and remarkably, it works best for me to row it sitting on the aft thwart and facing forward.

Haven't tried it except once, in the very calmest of waters (the C&O Canal, up from Washington, DC).  But it seems to do a pretty good job.
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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #269 on: May 28, 2009, 12:26:07 PM »
Well after a lot of thought, and a ton of scribbles on the pages. I have fallen back on my skills as a builder and am going to build the replacement dink, a Bolger skimmer. But of course i can't help but make a few changes to the design to make it fit my use better. Instead of 8'x4' size i am scaling it down by 1/8 to: 7'x3'-6" and build it from construction foam sheets and glass instead of plywood.
That way it will fit perfectly on the fore deck, and i can lift it out of the water with one hand.
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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #270 on: May 28, 2009, 02:54:41 PM »
The boat will probably wind up being heavier built from foam than from Okume plywood and glass.
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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #271 on: May 28, 2009, 06:59:18 PM »
.... i am scaling it down by 1/8 to: 7'x3'-6" and build it from construction foam sheets and glass instead of plywood.
That way it will fit perfectly on the fore deck, and i can lift it out of the water with one hand.
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Wow, what a great project.  I sure hope it comes out well, and that you take lots of pictures in progress.  I really look forward to seeing the result!  I hope it tuns out as well as you hope (and it will not be too hard to copy.  ;) ;)
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« Reply #272 on: June 16, 2009, 08:39:10 PM »
Back once again to say "thank you" for all the great dinghy ideas to use for rowing purposes. The Universe has responded, and the exact canoe I have had my eye on for the past couple of months (and was just getting ready to order after having returned from vacation) just came up for sale from a family in Kansas! The owner likes this canoe (Old Town Osprey 14' canoe that can also be used for rowing) but doesn't have the time to use it.

If this deal goes through, I shall be doing cartwheels through the neighborhood. And if the boat arrives unscathed in one piece, anticipated date to meet the lake is anytime on July 2nd or after.

I just checked the Walker Bay forum where I had posted a request for information back in April. Lots of folks looking but no responses whatsoever.  >:(

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Hi again Suzie,

I'm glad you found that Old Town canoe--maybe you can get it as a graduation gift when you become a librarian.

The Adirondack Guide Boat (and there are several similar designs out there) is also a wonderful rowing boat, I'm told. I've seen the boats on the hard--at the Maine Boatbuilders Show, but I've never seen one on the water.

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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #273 on: April 17, 2010, 08:16:46 AM »
I have just purchased yet another dingy. I have owned something like 6 in the last 5 years or so... I currently have 3. :roll:

The one I purchased is a slightly lighter, slightly deeper version of a Walker Bay, but it is foam filled. It is not a SandPiper 8, (I owned one of those) but a nicer model that can be pretty much moved by one person easily. I bought it to use when we wanted to take the dog out to anchor out and did not want to hassle with our Avon.

I figured it out... it is a Watertender 9 (here is a little tiny picture, it is different from the other 'water tender' dinghies as it has a pointy bow.



Anyway, here is the question. I got a signed bill of sale from the seller, but the boat has a HIN on the transom.... and it is not on the bill of sale. I did not think about it at the time, but wonder if there is a way to check to make sure there is not a registration in the system already for this HIN?

Anyone  Know of any way to check... specifically of a way to check Florida registrations???

Thanks,

Some more pictures, of a similar dingy (mine thankfully lacks the glued in carpet floor).





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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #274 on: April 22, 2010, 09:26:30 PM »
For long distance cruising and for carrying a fair amount of supplies,fuel,groceries,etc, and for landing on a beach through the surf.  I chose a nester dinghy that was 14'6" with a tight stern but would carry a 8hp outboard. The boat (named bambino) nests into 7'6" and I can carry it in the davits or on deck.  Have gone through the surf onto at least 15 beaches in Mexico through  the surf.  will carry 4 adults, 4- 5 gallon diesel cans and groceries.
If I knew how to post a picture of it here I would.  so far my picture attempts have met with failure.
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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #275 on: May 08, 2010, 01:54:00 PM »
Just finished a little sailing/rowing pram that I may or may not use as a tender.

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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #276 on: May 17, 2010, 11:21:32 PM »
Nice Tim, what are the dimensions and weight?
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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #277 on: May 17, 2010, 11:35:17 PM »
LOA 7'8",    Beam under 5',   Weight?(don't have a scale maybe 75#)

Lotsa freeboard as you can see by this pic



I figure in rowing mode it can take 3 adults
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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #278 on: February 24, 2012, 08:31:12 AM »
I have trying to find a dinghy for my Ariel. Man its a female dog trying to find good dinghy for a sailfar typr boat. I prefer a hard dinghy, but storage/towing becomes an issure esp. if  going offshore or making a passage. So I came across this site http://www.boatstogo.com/kayaks_sk396.asp with inflatable kayaks and Kaboats hybrid type vessel. Prices are reasonable and I have searched around for reviews and they seem reputable and owners seem to be happy.

Constructed from PVC and protection from UV will need to be addressed, but that does not concern me all that much.

The Kaboat is on back order and I sent an inquiry to see what the wait will be.

Anyone have any direct experince with these boats?
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Re: Show me your little Dinghy / Tender / what have you....
« Reply #279 on: February 24, 2012, 09:05:25 AM »
here's the one I've been using. 7'6" wooden floor Achilles.

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