8' Dinghy - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-09-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
bk12900 is on a distinguished road
8' Dinghy

I am looking at building an 8' dinghy. Does anyone here have any insights, thoughts or opinions?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-10-2009
JohnRPollard's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough
Everybody seems to have their personal favorite. In that size range, mine is the Eastport Pram by Chesapeake Light Craft. It comes as a kit, or you can just by the plans (if you're a masochist.)

I'm sure you'll get other good suggestions...

P.S. Welcome to Sailnet!!

Boat Plans, Boat Kits, Kayak Kits, Canoe Kits, Sailboat Kits, Rowboat Kits, Paddleboard Kits, Boatbuilding Supplies, Boat Gear and Accessories, Kayaks, Canoes, Sailing Dinghies, Rowing Craft, Paddleboards, Stand Up Paddleboards, Surfboard Kits Ľ Welc
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62

NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT

Last edited by JohnRPollard; 02-10-2009 at 07:25 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-10-2009
ehmanta's Avatar
Sailing Junkie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
ehmanta is on a distinguished road
Bk,
You've asked a very open ended question that will result in 100's of opinions so we need to narrow down your inquiry a bit. What type of sailing do you intend to do? Where? Long-distance cruising or island hopping or local? How many people do you usually transport? How much do you want to spend? Rigid or inflatable? How do you envision storage? What size is the mothership?
Hope this helps,
Tom
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-10-2009
paulk's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,533
Thanks: 4
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 15
paulk is on a distinguished road
Woodenboat also sells their Nutshell pram, either as plans or a kit. They have a variety of different dinghy plans available, including Hereshoff and other designers.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-10-2009
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
I would suggest that you choose a dinghy to build that is at least adaptable to a sailing version (assuming you're primarily talking about a tender) A sailing dinghy can do double duty as a small tender and provide hours of enjoyment and diversion for young and old alike.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Choosing a Dinghy Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-11-2004 08:00 PM
Choosing a Dinghy Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-09-1998 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:13 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.