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Old 05-26-2014, 11:18 AM   #21
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Bobc,

That is an unusual mount for sure. Pretty ingenious too. I don't think I would like the visibility loss while underway. I am very happy with our Sea Wise system and will most likely stick with that. Thanks for the post, it does get my mind thinking. I will look at our boat next week and double check your kind of mount out for my situation.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:48 AM   #22
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Keith on Craig's List. Seattle/Lakewood 10' alum "powder coated white" 2011 6hp Merc w 6 hrs. $1500.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:55 AM   #23
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Eric,

Too funny, I was looking at that last night wondering the same thing. It is a riveted boat and I am looking for a welded one. Going to look at two over here tomorrow in the Yakima area.

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12ft Aluminum Boat W/Honda 9.9 and more

They are both wide and deep models which I like.
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Keith the Alaskans don't have trouble w the Lunds leaking until they get old.

Those two you linked look like the'd be good at 5 knts or 20 knots but not in between.

If you need a welded boat get a Greggor. They run nice and are indestructible. Not as light as a Lund though. Have a friend that ran one for 10-15 yrs in Thorne Bay. He had a house in the South Arm. It was like the family car. He sold it because he hated the OB on it. Has a red 14' Lund now w a 20hp Honda.
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Eric,

Liked the Alaskans ok, but the rivet thing is something I do not want to deal with again. Have been looking at Gregors, Klamaths, duroboat and Westcoasters too. Have not looked into Lunds yet, seem pretty pricey from glancing. Will look closer. Thankfully not in a rush and will most definitely try them all at different speeds and chop when conditions prefer sent themselves. Actually almost bought an Alaskan about a month ago till I tried it and it took on water thru a seam. Completely convinced me to not buy a riveted boat. It is difficult with my parameters and wants which is ok, nice to have the time luxury.
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Gregors and Klamaths excellent. Duroboat was in ThorneBay for a short time and the word got out and that was the end of them. I kinda like my Crestliner but it's a big boat good for 6 people, gear and gas. Don't know what they have for smaller boats. The dealer in Craig sells lots of 16' and 18' open sportsman.

If you need welded go Gregor or Kalamath but I think you'll like the Lund and seriously doubt it'll leak. My friend has been using his 14' Lund now for 3 years. I'll ask him if he has leaks.

Ilike bobc's mount. Thought of that on my Albin (previous boat) but I'm fussy about visibility.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:32 AM   #27
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Keith,
I am a big fan of Aluminium dinghys and so are most Aussies.
The yachties like the ribs and rubber duckies but they are not resilient enough for tackling the reef and hard stuff in out of the way places and also crocodiles love them to test their teeth.
Mounted across the swim platform or stern down would be good.
Don't worry about vis just poke your head out the wheelhouse door.

In my photo you will see the Aerofloats on the side, I swear by them, they add floatation and also help to protect the mother ship from bumps and good for assisting we elder gentlemen in getting in and out from the water.
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Hey there, how'd you get on with the seawise davit system and an alloy dinghy ? Looking at doing the same with a 12ft Gregor.
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Alumium RIB/Seawise

I have a 10ft AB aluminum bottom dinghy on my Beneteau 42 trawler along with a Seawise lifting system which is simple and easy to use.
I suggest you talk to Stuart Colby at Seawise 1-866-732-9473 about sizes,weights,making mods to the lifting system,etc
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My buddy has had a 14' Lund for about 20 years ( and he got it used!) He uses it HARD and it will not die. He duck hunts with it and loads it with a ton of gear, 2 adults, a 100 pound dog and bounces it off ice floes, runs it up on a gravel beach....it is as near to indestructable as a boat can be.
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Ben,
That's why they are so popular in Alaska.
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Clammers in Essex, Mass use these Lunds as work boats. I love aluminum skiffs but want a welded hull rather than rivets.
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Are you from Essex SoF ?? I love the Essex River, Crane's Beach...that whole area. I used to put my boat in at the Essex Marina all the time a few years ago. I live in Beverly.
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Are you from Essex SoF ?? I love the Essex River, Crane's Beach...that whole area. I used to put my boat in at the Essex Marina all the time a few years ago. I live in Beverly.
from Wakefield but had a summer house in Rockport for years so I grew up around there. Worked in Gloucester for several years.
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I carry an AL 9' dinghy w/6hp on Sea Wise davits on the swim step of my 2000 Nordic Tug 32 with no problem. I really like the set up.
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