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Old 08-25-2015, 11:25 AM   #21
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Pretty...and great to row...short on utility/stability.
But you do have to love them....
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:53 AM   #22
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Nice dinghy Rogue
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:57 AM   #23
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Hawgwash-- Our 36' cabin cruiser came with this. It sits in a cradle on the aft cabin top and is launched with the mast and boom. Great fun to row and sail but too small and unstable to use as a utility/shore boat. So we installed a Livingston on the swimstep. We kept the Montgomery on the cabin top, though, and use it when we stay somewhere long enough to warrant the effort to launch and retrieve it. First photo is a web shot of the same type of dinghy, second shot is our good friends from France rowing ours at Sidney Spit.

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Old 08-25-2015, 01:43 PM   #24
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Rogue,
A very nice looking dinghy. Looks a lot like my own FG dinghy that I don't use because it's too heavy.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:15 PM   #25
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Rogue,
A very nice looking dinghy. Looks a lot like my own FG dinghy that I don't use because it's too heavy.
Our Trinka 10 is heavy also. I think the Walker Bay 8 footer we have is less than 1/2 the weight .Rowing dinghies are real courting machines
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:16 AM   #26
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Has anyone ever looked at one of these?



The dinghy I mean. They are a little on the heavy side at 75Kg but seem very stable and are also very tough. Yes again I mean the dinghy.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:00 AM   #27
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That's a great looking... Ship . I've never seen one- but once considered a roto molded tri hull that swam sells. This is a much better looking dink than the one at WM IMO.


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Old 08-26-2015, 11:12 AM   #28
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Get the dink you want. For the canal, pull it up on it's transom. That way it's vertical and doesn't stick out either side. I made the mistake ( in haste while sale was on at WM) and bought a high pressure floor With the wood floor. WAY overkill. Weighs 118lbs. Way to heavy for everyday use. I tried to remove the floorboards but the directions say to not run it this way. I didn't know about the differences in dinghys between high pressure, hard board floor and roll up (regarding weight) and how important it would be when lifting it up on the cabin top. I way overestimated how much I CAN lift versus how much I WANT to lift.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:36 AM   #29
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cappy I think I found out the hard way.
Had a roll-up and bought another dink that looked just like it except it dodn't have the flat plywood transom. I assumed the transom was the heavy part. That dinghy had tubes all around the stern w no transom. I assumed it to be light like the one at WM but when I lifted/pulled it up on the cabin roof it seemed a lot heavier than I thought it should be. Must be the inflatable floor. Now I'll prolly need to buy a third ducky and I hate the things.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:43 PM   #30
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I don't care for inflatables for some reason so I got on Craigslist and found a used 8' fatty knees, bought it yesterday. What a beautiful dink
While that is a pretty little boat, it does not have much purpose as a dinghy/tender. It just tugs at sentimental heart strings from a reformed sailboater's past. In the end, if you are cruising, you need something with stability and speed...and the ability to carry stuff.
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Okay, so I got an Achilles 7'6" with 15.5" tubes with a 3.5 Tohatsu.
Can I keep the tubes firm without worrying about them blowing seams in the heat of the day?

To whomever- Thanks about the tip on the bigger tubes.
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Okay, so I got an Achilles 7'6" with 15.5" tubes with a 3.5 Tohatsu.
Can I keep the tubes firm without worrying about them blowing seams in the heat of the day?

To whomever- Thanks about the tip on the bigger tubes.
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You should be fine! I blew my quicksilver up at the start of the season and haven't touched it since. BIG tubes rule, inflatable floor is light and a 27 lb Honda make it easy and practical..

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While that is a pretty little boat, it does not have much purpose as a dinghy/tender. It just tugs at sentimental heart strings from a reformed sailboater's past. In the end, if you are cruising, you need something with stability and speed...and the ability to carry stuff.
Stability?
Speed?
I guess the Chinese just don't know how to build 'em like we did.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:58 PM   #34
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A Fatty Knees, and my Bauer 10. If you raise kids around boats, these are a must!
Raft up with your friends for cocktail hour and send the kids off sailing...





or rowing:
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A Fatty Knees, and my Bauer 10. If you raise kids around boats, these are a must!
Raft up with your friends for cocktail hour and send the kids off sailing...





or rowing:
Now that is an excellent use for those kinds of boats!!!
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Hawgwash,
That's a lot like our dinghy. I never have run it like that though. You need an extended tiller or an appropriate size crew member as ballast.
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That's a lot like our dinghy. I never have run it like that though. You need an extended tiller or an appropriate size crew member as ballast.
No extended tiller. Just lean yourself t'port and she'll respond t'starboard.
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