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Re: Low-Buck Dinghies- Lets See 'em!

Originally Posted by Alex W View Post
I really like the side benches on those Faster. My Dyer Dhow only has crossways benches and doesn't really leave good room to sit in while sailing. I'm usually sort of lying down under the boom.

Did you make those kick-up rudders, or are they pulled from something else?
We bought the rigs and rudders from a local dinghy manufacturer.. ended up cutting those rigs as shown down a bit, actually. The side benches/flotation tanks were quite deliberate, also the cross seats simply lifted out for sailing We made our own daggerboards. These little boats were great fun and we learned a lot.


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