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Need a very small, very cheap, sailing dinghy

Has to fit on the bow of a Pearson 323, preferably hard dinghy.

Any suggestions?

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Portland Pudgy multifunction dinghy--the fun boat that could save your life!

Not sure if it will fit, but worth a try

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I''m a fan of the Dyer Midget (7'10"). Lots of them made in the past 40+ years -- keep a watchful eye and they turn up almost anywhere and are easily re-furbished.

If you have time for a build, then my nod goes to the Eastport Pram by Chesapeake Light Craft. You can bang together one of those kits pretty quickly -- but to do a nice thorough job it's best not to rush.

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El Toro 7'10" (or are they mostly a west coast item?), often see them used on Craig's list for under 500.00 with sails and oars. Different configurations available: wood or fiberglass hulls, wood or metal spars.

I bought a nice condition wood version for 500, wish I'd waited since I've seen fiberglass models occasionally for nearly the same $.

They are lightweight (my wood hull is around 60-70lbs) row nicely, and are fun to sail.
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