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nesting dinks

I have seen some great looking plans for nesting dingys but have not see any that come already made. Does anybody know of a good, small nesting dingy that's ready to go?
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Here's Canadian porta-bote pricing:

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We swear by hard dighies and we carry 8' walker bay on the foredeck of our 31' Hallberg-Rassy Monsun. Works like a charm. There's little less space on the foredeck, but enought to make sails and all (we have genoa on roller and hank on jib). If you don't have a dodger, you might also be able to fit the dinghy under the boom, though you might need to switch from center boom vang into twin boomvangs. I don't know grampians, but it might work for you too.
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My unequivocal recommendation is a Henshaw Folding RIB( also mfgr of Tinker)...Absolutely great piece of gear. Stores on a small footprint on deck, hypalon, easy to inflate, and only weighs, as I recall, about 52#. Not cheap.Ps: It also has achieved UK certification as a life-raft, with optional gear. I carry mine on a 30'r. Not sure who the stateside dealers are. I imported mine directly at a substantial savings, albeit slightly inconvenient.
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PPS: the Tinker website is www.tinker.com.uk If you Google henshaw tinker you'll find some interesting alternatives. The roll up Tinker, also, is an even greater space saver, but without the superior performance of the RIB.
I tried the Porta Boat: Too long on the rail; too much windage in heavy air; and a pain in the butt to assemble on deck. Last, mine planes with a 3.5 hp outboard. Apparently, no stateside dealer, but well worth the agg.
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In response to MY36's post, I am aware of a few manufacturers of nesting dinghies in the UK (I have no connection with either company and have never used their products):

NestingLite Dinghies

Nestaway Boats Ltd - Nesting Dinghies Home
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NestingLite Dinghies is in Canada, about 100 miles from me just outside of Vancouver B.C., not in the UK. Nestaway is in the UK.
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The Porta boat does seem interesting, but it's very annoying that the don't have a price on their website (that I found) and they want your email address before they will
tell you what it costs.

They lost this potential customer.
Cabelas sells them, you can check their prices.
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Many manufacturers do not have prices on their websites but their dealers usually do.
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