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Old 12-03-2010
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Concepts to store a rigid dinghy

I have a smaller Cal (29) and would like to store a rigid dinghy on deck; I have a choice of a dinghy that is 7' long/6' beam w/flotation tubes/1.5' depth or
9' long/4' beam and 1.5' depth. I have thought of horizontal behind the mast - horizontal ahead of the mast - cross-wise of the boat behind the mast and vertical ahead of the mast.

What are some actual (vs theoretical) solutions and what are the theoretical ones

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You might also consider a folding (nesting) dink. I believe that Danny Greene and Dave Gerr (try Googling) have plans available.
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Consider towing and putting it on the foredeck when encessary in a seaway. 7' with a pointy front end should nicely fit a cal 29 foredeck. A notch in the transom could lower it if you want to move it a bit back towards the coachroof. Make block to sit on the dinghy's bow gunnels to help it sit flat on the foredeck. With this arrangement you'd need roller furl as it would be inconvient to work the foredeck. I've seen larger cals mount thier dinghy aft the mast as well.
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