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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

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In my experience windage has less effect on vessel performance than drag.
Physicists seem to have similar experiences when comparing air with water.
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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

A few years ago I bought an 8' porta-bote. There's plenty of room for it on my 30' Islander. I stow it folded along one side of the cabin house between the house and the shrouds. I can still walk (carefully) up that side deck to the foredeck too. I keep the seats and transom in the v-berth. Takes me less than 15 minutes to assemble on top of the cabin top, put the motor on, and put it in the water. No problems with leaks or deflation.
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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

Problem with inflatables particularly with a small boat is still stowage. Its not as if they weigh next to nothing and inflating them is time consuming unless you have a heavy duty pump. At sea, sure we'd deflate ours though still probably lash it down to the deck. Compared to a rigid they are also pretty expensive.
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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

i keep my walker bay on bow , upside down--is not a big deal--i have a formosa, so weight is not a problem. when i had an inflatable, i kept it under boom. inflated. engine was in storage under cockpit seating....
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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

Offshore setup on one the boats I used for instruction.



Tender (Walker Bay Genesis) on foredeck between mast and stay.



Engine on radar mount with swing arm and block and tackle
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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

Ha, very interesting Jack. That is almost exactly the setup we have on the Womboat for anything up to and including coastal. If we were to head offshore then I think I'd still deflate it though as I said , I'd lash it to the deck to keep the weight forward. My concern with leaving it inflated on deck is a wave getting in under the thing. Maybe not a problem but even coastal you can get a lot of water on deck, in a big storm I'd worry.

The swing arm arrangement is a beaut. Makes launching the outboard so easy.
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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

If you decide to go nesting, I have a 9' Spindrift I built three years ago that I'm now selling for $350. It no longer has the centerboard slot (never built a sailing kit), but it's still a great dinghy.

Here she is the day I launched her:

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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

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If you decide to go nesting, I have a 9' Spindrift I built three years ago that I'm now selling for $350. It no longer has the centerboard slot (never built a sailing kit), but it's still a great dinghy.

Here she is the day I launched her:
Wow, that is a sharp looking boat. I'll let you know if I hear of anyone in Milwaukee that is interested. It would be a good sail across from the lake for a dinghy delivery.
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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

I have a daughter in grand rapids and will be traveling there soon. Is the nester still available? Just saw it so sorry for the late post. jeff
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Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

Jeff,

It's still available and now listed on Craiglist (click here) at a higher price, but I'll give Cruiserforum the better price.

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