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Old 09-03-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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9' Hard Dinghy

I'm looking for suggestions on a 7'8"- 9' hard dinghy for my 9'6" swim platform to be used with Weaver davit system. Looking to find something used.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:06 PM   #2
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Look up Boss boats or Rigid boats. They make a RIB lookalike that is 8'6" made of fiberglass. We have one that works well with davits. In our case it is nice to be able to stand on the "tubes".
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:19 PM   #3
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Look for a BOATEX8.

they make one that fits & works well with the Weaver tilt up system.
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I have a 1991, 9' WATERTENDER dinghy I would like to sell. It is a hard shell, foam filled boat, with a hard interior. It was with my (new to me) trawler when I purchased it. I do not have a title, but do have a letter from the previous owner stating that he is selling it with the trawler. HIN is LLT
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9' hard dinghy

I have a 1991, 9' WATERTENDER dinghy that came with my boat when I bought it last year. HIN is LLT57367G191. Asking $300.00 US. If you are interested, please call me at 914 656 5952.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:52 AM   #6
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To my mind the best dinghy ever built is the Grumman Aluminum 9 ft model.

It will row from two positions , or with two oarsmen , nice when the slop kicks up.

It will carry 5 not too fat folks with an outboard in a slop that would have the condum dink folks soaking wet.

They sail quite well with a rig that stows all inside the boat.

A few medium sized fenders will fit under the seat thwart making it unsinkable.

In the usual cruising dock raft up , where no one has a painter longer than 3 ft , the aluminum stands up well to the crunch , far better than the rubber condum boats , and without the spliting that cheap GRP dinks are famous for.

The GRUMMAN is a dink that does NOT die in sunshine as GRP does , that can be used as a LIFEBOAT for a couple , with the EZ ability to self rescue for a few days (maybe a hundred miles of sea) with almost zero maint.

Sound like a dink that should be aboard any boat that regularly cruises.

Works for me , but boy are they hard to locate!!

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