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Old 07-09-2014, 07:01 PM   #21
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Here's a pretty skiff with a practical motor well....

Yes very classy, like the idea of the motor setup.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:12 PM   #22
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That Tango is an interesting boat. It looks like a challenging build. I didn't like the looks at first but as I read the reason for the design, it started to look better. Form follows function.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:23 PM   #23
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My first post here but this was interesting reading as a lurker, and I also love the Tango design, In fact I ordered the plans and scaled them down and made a miniature 12" version of it from those plans, out of poster board just to see how it would all go together and it was just perfect after I put it together with scotch tape. Wish I still had it to share. I have not taken on the real version yet.
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I at least found a picture !!

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:10 AM   #25
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Nice job Doug! Now go buy the plywood and start cutting. You already know how to build it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:58 AM   #26
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All it needs now is a scale V-rod off the back!
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:05 AM   #28
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What are the specs on this dink, mainly max passengers, max HP and dink weight and length?

Never mind, I found it on the internet under tangoskiff.com

I just looked at the 13 and it wouldn't work for me. Too bad, it's a really cool looking boat.
500 lb capacity is too limiting. That's only 2 adults, small O/B and gas tank and only 1 can of beer. I'm sure it would work well for others though.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:38 AM   #29
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I've been considering an aluminum Duroboat. Duroboat - The World's Finest Aluminum Fishing Boats I haven't seen one in person, but have read of others having these and they seem to like them. They moved the factory from Seattle area to Tennessee. I hope they come to some of the East Coast boat shows.

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:44 AM   #30
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Duroc Boats didn't last long in Alaska. Didn't hold up as the story goes. Take another look and consider Lund, Crestliner and others.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:55 AM   #31
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I think the issues with Duroboat were related to corrosion. I don't remember if I read it on TF or another forum but several failures in very short time from salt water corrosion.
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Now, if you want a composite, although I'm not so sure it's very light. But heck, there are lots of the old RIBs around that the tubes are shot. If you're handy and have the time... We saw this one last year and moved along pretty well.
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Light plywood construction will produce the lightest dinghy unless you pay lots of money for graphite, Kevlar ect. But I don't know of any exotic and ultra light dinghies. Minimal fir framing and 1/4" plywood .... absolute minimal expense and minimum weight. Aluminum is close though.

So it's plywood, aluminum or a heavier FG plastic boat. That orange boat in the pics looks a little overbuilt to me.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #34
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I always had an eye for these tango's.Attachment 31204
That's no dinghy. It is a launch.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:06 AM   #35
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That's very clever

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Now, if you want a composite, although I'm not so sure it's very light. But heck, there are lots of the old RIBs around that the tubes are shot. If you're handy and have the time... We saw this one last year and moved along pretty well.
Damn I gave away a rib with used up tanks and if I had been thinking I could have done this. It does look a little heavy and could have perhaps carried a little more flair forward but what the hell, it looks damn effective.
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Composite Dinghy

I have a Logic Marine 17' center console with a Merc 50 hp 2 stroke. They were rebranded Triumph in the early 2000s, very tough low maintenance boat.Click image for larger version

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Here is a link to a video about how sturdy they are, they probably wouldn't take this amount of abuse on a weekly basis but one time maybe. They used to make one that looked like a RIB out of the same material, a friend had one with a 20 hp, nice little dingy.
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