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Old 04-14-2020, 03:58 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Pete Meisinger;868031]Joint Effort, that's quite an endorsement for a Speedster. Kind of makes me want to run out and buy one, no wait, I'm a glutton for punishment, I think I'll get two

That's a horrible idea..... I concur.
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I was advised by a sales rep at the Miami boat show NOT to use a jet drive for a dinghy. This is because they are made of numerous dissimilar metals that will corrode and deteriorate in salt water. They're designed to be taken out of the water at the end of the day and flushed with fresh water to rinse all the salt out. Not practical for a cruising dinghy. As I read it, Joint Effort's post confirms this advice.
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I really don't know if this is a stupid question or not, but is it possible to have a Sea Doo for a dinghy? Is it too heavy and what type of hardware would you use?
I have a 34' Mainship Pilot.

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Weight is the main factor and how you plan to use it ? You canít just throw a jet ski up on back of your ship like a featherweight. I have an aft cabin and would need a lift to get a jet ski up on her and then it would take up too much of my party lounging area... Just no good
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Old 04-24-2020, 01:11 PM   #24
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Joint Effort, that's quite an endorsement for a Speedster. Kind of makes me want to run out and buy one, no wait, I'm a glutton for punishment, I think I'll get two

That's a horrible idea..... I concur.
Lol as your vessel name says... Bad Idea
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It is fun to carry around as a fast toy.
We have one for our smaller lake boat.
It's a blast to go fast, especially if you're doing 6-7 knots all day in your trawler, but not so great for dinghy purpose.
Our big boat dinghy Achilles 380 HB will do nearly 30 MPH.


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Old 04-24-2020, 01:28 PM   #26
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It is fun to carry around as a fast toy.
We have one for our smaller lake boat.
It's a blast to go fast, especially if you're doing 6-7 knots all day in your trawler, but not so great for dinghy purpose.
Our big boat dinghy Achilles 380 HB will do nearly 30 MPH.


Well that would be a trade off between swim platform or jet ski ... I want access to my swim platform thatís how the girls in the water access the boat ! 😀
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Don't worry you'll get more girls when you have a fast jet ski ��
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If your 100 ft yacht has a garage get two if you dont have one get a dinghy ...
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Old 04-24-2020, 01:39 PM   #29
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If your 100 ft yacht has a garage get two if you dont have one get a dinghy ...
Next yacht will be 100í with two jet skis in the garage
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Old 04-24-2020, 01:46 PM   #30
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See Doo as a dinghy

I too have a 34 Mainship Pilot. I would not plan on keeping the See Do on the swim platform, its not exactly made for carrying a heavy load, unless you wanted to pay someone to really beef up its carrying capacity.

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New Seadoo Spark weighs 410 lbs... that's 2 average grown men or 1 fat lady standing on your swim platform 😁
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Yeah, but how many fat ladies are going to be riding on the swim platform when you're cruising along at 15 kts in 2.5 foot seas? ��
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A regular jetski is easy to flip while under tow. Would not do it.
Also, many seadoos say don't tow at speeds greater than 5mph since the cooling water can fill up the hull..

The biggest thing I would say about using a Seadoo (brand) for a dinghy is that they can't engineer themselves out of a wet paper bag. I had a pair of Seadoos and one of them was OK, but the other was ALWAYS in the shop. Anyone who would put a thrust bearing UNDER WATER, with no way to vent it is an IDIOT.

When you put 135+ hp on an underwater thrust bearing shaft with 4oz of oil, and no vent, when it heats up, it expands, the oil squirts out the seals, now when it cools down, it sucks in water. Next time you run it, you make mayonnaise until you hear this howling sound down near the pump as the shaft seizes up. Then you have a $750 repair bill, and that Seadoo is out for the rest of the season.
Hard to believe they also make aircraft?? WOW, I hope they have a different set of engineers.
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I really don't know if this is a stupid question or not, but is it possible to have a Sea Doo for a dinghy? Is it too heavy and what type of hardware would you use?
I have a 34' Mainship Pilot.

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IMHO, a See Doo is not appropriate as a dinghy for the following reasons:


1) A Dinghy is expected to be able to carry people and goods in dry conditions.
2) Even if one were to use impermeable covers to carry dry goods, in cold temperature conditions a See Doo would not be appropriate as a Dinghy
3) Lastly, there are inflatables used as dinghys that weigh less than 60 lbs and fit in a size equivalent to a large suitcase. Some of these inflatable have the reliability and robustness of life rafts. The See Doo will not serve the purposes of these Dinghys either.



Take a look at https://www.yachtingmedia.com/magazine/origo-boat-the-portable-and-100-recyclable-boat.html
It may be al alternative to consider.
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Pros: -A blast to have if you have kids.
-Explore more areas when on the hook.
Cons:-you can not leave in the water (unless is mounted on the platform.
-you will always need someone to drive it out of the marina to go anywhere.
- you will need to add a shutoff valve to water intake (for towing).
-you can not enjoy the Sea-doo after few drinks (too fast and dangerous).
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We carry both. Jet ski is great for exploring. I have mounted a basic sounder and we use it to navigate safe passages or quickly locate good fishing grounds.

Also the dingy and ski can support each other when in remote locations.

Jet ski is useless for load carrying.

The ski I have is the lightest plastic model available. Plastic is lighter and more durable than fiberglass.

Wouldn't recommend towing even if you block exhaust water intake they are unstable and you can end up dragging them upside down.

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