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Old 07-14-2013
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I picked up a plywood dingy that was built very similar to an Opti, for $40. I painted it and did some.teak work to it and it looks like a $500 sailing dingy. Came with a new sail.

That's all I was trying to say.

If you see a lot of something for sale maybe that a good indication in itself? Just sayin.
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Re: Walker Bay Dinghy

What I found with my 8' WB is that it isn't that stable getting in and out of. Uses a very small motor. Rows well.

I bought mine mainly because of the weight. If I buy a new one, it will be a RIB with a decent motor.
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Re: Walker Bay Dinghy

The 8ft rows well enough with a single person, or with very carefully balanced nominal additional weight. Slows down considerably with any other loading configuration. Not enough bouyancy in the front in my opinion.
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