Go Back   Trawler Forum > Trawler Builders Forums > Custom Builds & Refit Projects

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-15-2015, 05:14 AM   #1581
TF Site Team
 
Peter B's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Lotus
Vessel Model: Clipper (CHB) 34 Sedan/Europa style
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,794
Send a message via Skype™ to Peter B
Yes, indeedy. Now every time I go down to check the boat and have to pump the old Tinker Tramp up a bit, I'll think of Matt's new dink and wish…
The mushroom valves that mine has were never a great valve. However, as the dink is now about 30 years old, and has only needed 4 patches in that time, I guess I can't complain. Oh yeah…and the mast we seldom used made a great pole for the Airbreeze wind genny. (See in Avatar pic)
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Pete
Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 07:26 AM   #1582
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendo78 View Post
Below link is from Spindrift water trial. This one is only a 2.4mtr and isn't commercial grade but it'll give you an idea of it

http://youtu.be/QscORQGjP_M




Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
Hey Matt

Heck of a nice little get about... Good choice. I read stat plate on boat photo and watched both vids. Didn't notice... What is weight of yours without motor?

AXE will like it!!

Cheers! Art
__________________

Art is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 07:58 AM   #1583
TF Site Team
 
dimer2's Avatar
 
City: Houston
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Baobab
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4788
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,729
Nice choice Matt. I personally would rethink the carpet though. Cleaning goes from a wash down to a pain in the Axx.
__________________
You never really learn to swear until you become a boat owner!
dimer2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 10:35 AM   #1584
Guru
 
Crusty Chief's Avatar
 
City: Las Vegas/Portland
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Pairadice
Vessel Model: Selene 47
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 607
Hey Matt!
Nice dink. In a few of the photos it looks like a tubular metal frame. Is that for a Bimini cover? Or maybe just a stiffener?
Crusty Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:14 AM   #1585
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailor of Fortune View Post
Nice tender, Matt

Thanks mate


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:17 AM   #1586
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
Those poly tenders are near indestructible, and therefore popular with charter operators. Very stable, especially in that design, and the wheels will help for moving it on land. Should be a useful safe tender, good choice Matt.

Thanks mate. Yeah I got it through work and had it made to commercial spec like the boys at the fishing boat harbour. Mine won't be abused as much as theirs so thought it was a good investment.


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:17 AM   #1587
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7,728
No croc chew toy there Matt. Good looking tender
__________________
Craig - AKA Some Clueless Idiot

The person who is saying something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
CPseudonym is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:18 AM   #1588
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter B View Post
Yes, indeedy. Now every time I go down to check the boat and have to pump the old Tinker Tramp up a bit, I'll think of Matt's new dink and wish…

The mushroom valves that mine has were never a great valve. However, as the dink is now about 30 years old, and has only needed 4 patches in that time, I guess I can't complain. Oh yeah…and the mast we seldom used made a great pole for the Airbreeze wind genny. (See in Avatar pic)

Lol just newer technology mate


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:19 AM   #1589
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Art View Post
Hey Matt

Heck of a nice little get about... Good choice. I read stat plate on boat photo and watched both vids. Didn't notice... What is weight of yours without motor?

AXE will like it!!

Cheers! Art

Hello my friend. Please see below link

http://m.boatsonline.com.au/boats-fo...indrift/132011



Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:21 AM   #1590
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by dimer2 View Post
Nice choice Matt. I personally would rethink the carpet though. Cleaning goes from a wash down to a pain in the Axx.

Thanks mate. Just thinking carpet because it's smooth plastic, very slippery and isn't flat. Marine carpet should be ok to hose out. Had it in my ski boat.


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:22 AM   #1591
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Hendo's Randall 35 Cray Boat complete rebuild, Perth, Western Australia

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusty Chief View Post
Hey Matt!
Nice dink. In a few of the photos it looks like a tubular metal frame. Is that for a Bimini cover? Or maybe just a stiffener?

Thanks CC. It can have a Bimini but I didn't get that fitted. They wanted too much for a shite branded one so I figured I can fit a good aftermarket one myself later on

The poles you see are the oars that come free with it.


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:26 AM   #1592
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
No croc chew toy there Matt. Good looking tender

Lol yeah thanks mate. Need a stable tender to carry the beers to AXE. Can't risk losing that cargo to the crocs, not that we have any in Perth lol


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 11:27 AM   #1593
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendo78 View Post
Lol yeah thanks mate. Need a stable tender to carry the beers to AXE. Can't risk losing that cargo to the crocs, not that we have any in Perth lol


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum

__________________
Craig - AKA Some Clueless Idiot

The person who is saying something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
CPseudonym is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 12:04 PM   #1594
Guru
 
Pack Mule's Avatar
 
City: Paris,TN
Country: USA
Vessel Name: William
Vessel Model: Outer reef 32
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,808
Man that's one tough looking dingy , but nothing less for the AXE . Glad you're back at it .
__________________
Marty
Pack Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 09:52 PM   #1595
Veteran Member
 
maxhopper502's Avatar
 
City: Port Lincoln
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Nenad
Vessel Model: Frahnof
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 30
G'day Matt,
Have been following your progress closely and as a fellow Aussie wooden boat tragic I say wowww, your a brave man and from what I can see you have really done the old girl justice. It's not easy keeping the old style lines but modernising her to the comfort levels and room required.
I have been looking at those plastic dinghies myself and especially the rescue version. The way I read it it can act as and replace your life-raft ( I know what I'd rather be sitting in if all hell breaks loose).
Just wondering being local if you ducked into the factory for a peak at the different models and if they do meet the standards for life-raft?
Cheers,
Adam
http://www.finnkayaks.com/index.php/...category_id=33
maxhopper502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2015, 12:01 AM   #1596
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pack Mule View Post
Man that's one tough looking dingy , but nothing less for the AXE . Glad you're back at it .

Cheers PM :-)


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2015, 12:06 AM   #1597
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Hendo's Randall 35 Cray Boat complete rebuild, Perth, Western Australia

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxhopper502 View Post
G'day Matt,
Have been following your progress closely and as a fellow Aussie wooden boat tragic I say wowww, your a brave man and from what I can see you have really done the old girl justice. It's not easy keeping the old style lines but modernising her to the comfort levels and room required.
I have been looking at those plastic dinghies myself and especially the rescue version. The way I read it it can act as and replace your life-raft ( I know what I'd rather be sitting in if all hell breaks loose).
Just wondering being local if you ducked into the factory for a peak at the different models and if they do meet the standards for life-raft?
Cheers,
Adam
http://www.finnkayaks.com/index.php/...category_id=33

Hi Adam.
Yeh mate I did go to the factory and I did have a look at those sharkies but decided on the spindrift. They are a nice bit of kit but they didn't fit my purpose. The hull is 100kgs and it needs a trailer. I wanted to get away with not having to use a trailer. It's a bit much for one person imo. Hopefully it will fit better with your needs tho if that's what you're after.

As for the standard, it meets all AMSA requirements so you can't really go wrong there. I deal quite closely with AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) in my workplace on the wharf so if they certify something then it must be legit.


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2015, 12:33 AM   #1598
Guru
 
rochepoint's Avatar
 
City: Sidney BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Rochepoint
Vessel Model: Cheer Men PT38 Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,084
Matt
Great to have you posting again, great looking dinghy.
__________________
Cheers
Mike Barge
MV Rochepoint
Sidney, British Columbia.
rochepoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2015, 02:10 PM   #1599
Veteran Member
 
Right rudder's Avatar
 
City: Libertyville
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 48
I Needa

If that is a home made trailer along side the dingy,...I think I'm in love .


Frank
Right rudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2015, 07:18 AM   #1600
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Right rudder View Post
If that is a home made trailer along side the dingy,...I think I'm in love .


Frank

Lol that's another project I've got on the go mate


Sent from my iPhone 5S using Trawler Forum
__________________

__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012