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06-04-2012 07:45 PM
copacabana
Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

Have a look at Danny Greene's "Chameleon" nesting dinghy as well. It's about 10ft long and nests in a small package just over 5ft long. Perhaps you could store it on deck between the mast and dodger where it won't interfere with jib sheets and working on the foredeck. There is a good article in Good Old Boat on the Chameleon in the last issue or penultimate issue. I can't remember which. Oh, and they weight about 85lbs total, so even asmall person can easily manhandle the 40lb halves around on deck.
06-04-2012 06:33 PM
Cruisingdad
Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

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Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
In my experience windage has less effect on vessel performance than drag.

Crew performance is affected by having something to work around on the foredeck.

I do not want to worry about towing a tender in following seas. We get the tender on deck before heading into bluewater.
My experience too. Towing, we take off a solid knot. Also run the risk of losing her. Towing a tender at sea is precarious.

Positive of keeping her inflated is she can act as a life raft.

Brian
06-04-2012 06:14 PM
funjohnson
Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

dang... I was trying to figure out why I couldn't see this thread on my Cruiserforums User Control Panel. I feel like the husband that gets caught with lipstick on the collar!

06-04-2012 06:03 PM
Barquito
Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

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It's still available and now listed on Craiglist (click here) at a higher price, but I'll give Cruiserforum the better price.
And Sailnet the second best price.
06-04-2012 11:29 AM
funjohnson
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.

Thanks,

Matt
06-04-2012 10:56 AM
jebermi
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
05-02-2012 06:12 PM
Barquito
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.
05-02-2012 05:48 PM
funjohnson
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:

05-01-2012 10:57 PM
tdw
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.
05-01-2012 10:28 PM
jackdale
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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