Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #21
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar


 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,506
"Been debating with myself to add flotation collars to my 8-foot Trinka."
Nooooo!

JW, What boat are you thinking of building? I'm a big fan of stitch and glue construction. It goes together fast and you are looking at something that looks like a boat in a few hours.
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Parks Masterson
www.hopkins-carter.com
HopCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 09:47 AM   #22
Moderator Emeritus
 
jwnall's Avatar
 
City: St. Marks, Florida
Country: US
Vessel Name: Morgan
Vessel Model: Gulfstar 36
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,621
Quote:
Originally Posted by HopCar View Post

JW, What boat are you thinking of building? I'm a big fan of stitch and glue construction. It goes together fast and you are looking at something that looks like a boat in a few hours.
Don't have anything particular in mind right now, since I have not yet done any research on what is available. Never heard of the stitch and glue construction before. Any recommendations?
__________________

__________________
John
jwnall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 09:57 AM   #23
TF Site Team
 
Pack Mule's Avatar
 
City: Paris,TN
Country: USA
Vessel Name: William
Vessel Model: Outer reef 32
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,503
Quote:
Originally Posted by HopCar View Post
"Been debating with myself to add flotation collars to my 8-foot Trinka."
Nooooo!

JW, What boat are you thinking of building? I'm a big fan of stitch and glue construction. It goes together fast and you are looking at something that looks like a boat in a few hours.
Mark I'm with HopCar on this. Please don't jack up the Trinka with some hooters.
JW, I've got a set of plans and the book for a 8' Nutshell Pram . It looks prenty simple with only one frame that has to be laminated .I think the plans were $75 from wooden boat .There also is a 10 ' version.
Pack Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 10:33 AM   #24
Guru
 
City: North Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,390
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwnall View Post
I have about had it with my inflatable dinghy,.................................. I would prefer a hard dinghy if I can get into it from the swim platform without first taking a bath.
Well, you can flip an inflatable too. I got into mine, put the puppy in, and my wife decided to slide off the swim platform onto the tube (the same one I was sitting on) instead of stepping into the center like she usually does.

Before I could say or do anything we were all in the water. Luckily, the dinghy didn't actually flip over so the motor and everything in the dinghy stayed out of the water. The puppy was wearing her DFD so she just started paddling.

We put the swim ladder down and climbed back onto the boat.
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 10:56 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
City: Anacortes
Country: USA
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 301
Not sure I understand what your problem is. I have two inflatable ribs, not sure I could successfully flip either one of them without extreme effort. Now, walking in one, I could easily go overboard, but that's a different kettle of fish best solved by good handholds with a center console and such, or weaver clips that are affixed before getting out.
ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 11:00 AM   #26
Moderator Emeritus
 
jwnall's Avatar
 
City: St. Marks, Florida
Country: US
Vessel Name: Morgan
Vessel Model: Gulfstar 36
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,621
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pack Mule View Post
At $350 it might be worth the extra miles.
Good price, for sure, but the logistics are not good. So will pass, but thanks.
__________________
John
jwnall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 12:50 PM   #27
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar


 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,506
JW, These guys are in Vero Beach Florida. They sell plans and precut plywood. I built their 14' canoe from the free plans. It is a good practice boat for stitch and glue construction. Just down load the free plans and read them. You'll get the idea how S & G construction works. You don't need to actually build the damn thing like I did. It is very tippy!

Free boat plans from Bateau

I visited their shop once and saw the quality of the precut panels. Looked very good.
__________________
Parks Masterson
www.hopkins-carter.com
HopCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2015, 08:06 PM   #28
hnw
Newbie
 
City: North Kingstown
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1
Flotation tubes for hard dinghies

Don't want to break rules but there is a commercial product that might solve your problem. Inflatable tubes that you can add to most any hard dinghy. They are offered by Gig Harbor Boat Works as well as the manufacturer at Dinghy too tippy? Add Dinghy Dogs.
Hope this helps
hnw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2016, 04:55 AM   #29
Veteran Member
 
Brian Harward's Avatar
 
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Tranquility Base
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 48 North Sea
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by MurrayM View Post
Kapten Boat Collar - works like a hot damn! (Contacted them once by email about shipping, but a tad pricey to Canada for my frugal tastes)




Have any of the Aussie guys on here tried the Kapten Boat Collar? I'd like to use a tinnie (aluminium boat to the Americans) so I don't have to worry about dragging it over oysters.
Brian Harward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2016, 09:44 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
shufti's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Wine Down
Vessel Model: Riviera 35' FB
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 188
Hi Brian,

I haven;t actually tried one yet, but based on the testimonials I've read and heard first hand (I live relatively close to this business and have seen a few at boat ramps etc.), I'm going to be fitting one to my 4.4m side console tinny in the next 12 months. The stability isn't an issue (although I'm sure it will be even better with the boat collar), I'll be fitting mine for spray mitigation. A front quarter wind make my sea jay a very wet little boat. From testimonials (again) it is very good at redirecting spray (it effectively becomes a huge spray chine).

Very interesting that he has branched out into hull design. The boat on his web site looks very good in the vids.
shufti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 06:52 AM   #31
Guru
 
City: kemah
Country: USA
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 997
why dont you just pour some 2 lb foam into the chambers?
__________________

what_barnacles 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 03:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012