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Folding Dinghy Opinions
I have the same problem. I like to row and finding a suitable tender that will fit on a 40'' sloop was tough. For near by coastal travel I tow a 16'' wherry, but its way too big to put on board and I don''t like to tow anything when I''m off shore. I had a 9'' Dyer that would fit on the foredeck, but I didn''t care much for it.
I have recently seen an ad for a british made tender that folds and has a sailing rig. Seahopper or something like that. Try a google search using folding boats as the key words.
I''m currently building a two part tender that nests. Its a Danny Green design using stitch and tape construction on 1/4" plywood. I haven''t had it in the water yet but it looks like a decent design.
Last year I saw an Australian boat that had a two part tender on it that looked commercially made. I didn''t ask about it.