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Old 01-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #5
Brooksie
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City: Cape Cod, MA
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Dave, Nestaway is nice looking stuff and their 8' model looks very much like a squall too. I built an 8' nesting pram many years ago, after loosing my towed dinghy off Cuba, I thought a nesting dinghy that could come aboard my 28' sailboat was the answer. It was a nice little boat (albeit self designed) and would hold 3 180lb guys if they were good swimmers. But the cockpit of a 28' sailboat proved small to assemble it. It beat up the boat getting it over the side / launched too.
If I had the squall back, I'd cut out the liner & molded in seats, scrape out the foam, remove the centerboard & trunk, add seats hanging from bronze knees like a Dyer. Then I think it would be light enough to hoist aboard like my Walker Bay and be a great rower besides.
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