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Old 03-12-2010
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Sadly, our marina doesn't allow dinghies to be kept in the water or on a rack attached to the dock.

When it comes to davits, I have to agree with everyone else. They would look a bit silly.

One of our sailing buddies has a system where the dinghy stern is attached to his stern; then the bow is raised parallel with the transom. It seems to work when Tom is docked, but would look silly when he is underway. Underway, it may even be risky.

We store our 9 footer on the foredeck. That is a bit of a pain, but the dinghy racks at our marina are nothing to write home about.
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Thats a good question --

I'm in the process of figuring out where to tie-up my dinghy... I'm looking at a spot on a commercial wharf with a ladder and about a 8-10 foot tide difference.... Does anyone else keep there dinghy on a commercial dock where there is a ladder going down to the water?

I think the best option may be for me to build some kind of floating ring around a nearby piling that goes up and down with the tide, and tie the dinghy off to that. Do you guys think that would work well? I may need two of them --

Alternatively, maybe I could build a very small float that I could come down the ladder and step on, and put a cleat onto it for securing the dinghy...

My feeling with tieing off without the ring or float may leave the dinghy hanging at low tide or sunk at high tide...
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Not if you have a line with a small float on one end attached to a ringeye on the piling. The ringeye is at mid tide water level....and the short line gives you a pendant to tie off to that will always be within reach. If the ringeye is through-bolted to the piling with large washers on either side...it should be pretty durable.
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My feeling with tieing off without the ring or float may leave the dinghy hanging at low tide or sunk at high tide...
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I have my boat in a slip and currently keep the dinghy on a
dinghy dock. It's really made for a jet ski but it's what the marina has. My rent on it is due and I need to decide if there is a better option. The dinghy is 12 ft and I like having it ready to go on any given weekend. So I don't want to deflate and inflate it each time. My boat is a 30 ft islander, I thought about davits but think that may look odd with a 12 ft dinghy. The dock would work great if it were a little wider. The dock rent is $500 for the year. Davits would be considerably more, but only once. What to do?

LakePirate, Have you considered downsizing the tender, or maybe a trailer for storage(assuming theres a beach or ramp) that the marina wouldn't rape you for parking.

To All; Is $500 the normal price for dingy dockage.
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