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What is the smallest dinghy with a cabin?

What is the smallest sailboat with a cabin?
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Most likely a West Wight Potter 15
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dinghy definition

n. pl. din·ghies
1. A small open boat carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a larger boat.
2. A small rowboat.
3. An inflatable rubber life raft.

Dinghies don't typically have cabins. perhaps you need to rephrase your question?
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The smallest production sailboat with a cabin is probably the West Wight Potter 15, as mentioned by chuck... however, I would be hesistant to classify the WWP15 as a dinghy. When someone says sailing dinghy, I think of things like Lasers, Sunfish, Mirrors, Optis, the 470s, and the ilk—all open boats as TB points out... The WWP15 doesn't fit the description IMHO.
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The Oday Osprey which was roughly 15ft overall had a very small cuddy, could be trailered, and was a small version of the Oday Daysailor. If a person can call a Lightning, Flying Scot, or Snipe a "dinghy", this would also fit a broad interpretation of the definition, although not in the sense of a "racing dinghy".
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Don't forget the 14' Peep Hen:

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