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

Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
I liked my D5. One thing I was looking for in the plans that I am building now, is for a longitudinal bench. There isn't any way to balance the boat in the D5, or other boats with tranverse benches. OTOH, the D5 rows a lot staighter with a passenger in the back.
'Billy' Atkin and his son John designed some nice little dinks with longitudinal benches and flotation, both prams and pointy boats. The plans are available dirt cheap from John's widow Pat. Who's on my list of favorite people I've done business with, by the way... she's a sweetheart.

Atkin & Co. - Tiny Ripple

Atkin & Co. - Katydidn't & Petey Dink CM

Atkin & Co. - Precious

Atkin & Co. - Rinky-Dink

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