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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,049
Posted By ctl411
Re: Porta-bote as tender/dinghy

Look around, you can find them used much cheaper. Check rv camping forums craigslist etc. I've had a 12 foot and now have a 14 foot. I put a 15 HP two stroke on it but can't use full throttle. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,049
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Porta-bote as tender/dinghy

Brian,

We are now (just) on our second 8 foot PB. LOVE IT!!

It's so ugly, nobody wants to steal it. ;)
It's light by 8 Ft dink standards. :)
It will plane (with one of us in it) with our 3.5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,049
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Porta-bote as tender/dinghy

I've had a 10-footer as our dingy for the past six or seven years now. Love it. Is a really nice compromise between an inflatable and a hard dingy. Rows well, takes a small outboard, can carry a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,049
Posted By erps
Re: Porta-bote as tender/dinghy

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/99484-10-porta-boat-dinghy.html


We have a 10 footer and we think it's a pretty good compromise. It has it's problems though. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,017
Posted By vega1860
Re: Albin Vega or Pearson Triton 28?

There are two things about the Vega that I would call "Bad". Both are easily fixed.

The first one is the large port lights in the main cabin. They need to be either replaced with stronger port...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,017
Posted By vega1860
Re: Albin Vega or Pearson Triton 28?

Interesting thread. But I am late and everything that needs to be said has been said, but I will throw in my 2c worth anyway. :)

Any well found old boat will do.

We love our Vega (She heaves...
Forum: Chartering   11-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By groggy
Re: San Francisco in January?

January is a ways off, but if the conditions are right and the timing works out, you are welcome to split a charter with me renting a charter club boat.

Other choices include swinging by cal...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-28-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,597
Posted By puddinlegs
Re: Dinghy Capsize

i guess this is a pretty old post and the OP is no longer around. We learned to sail in Widgeons. We were in elementary school. One of the things we had to do to earn our 'skipper's patch' was to...
Forum: Chartering   10-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By gamayun
Re: San Francisco in January?

Ha, yea, anything less than 10 knots is a kinda slow day on the bay. I'm posting here so if you check back in January and my boat is in the vicinity at that time, you're welcome to come along, too....
Forum: Chartering   10-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By paul323
Re: San Francisco in January?

GeorgeB nailed it - but it all depends on what you are looking for. If the sun is shining , even if there is no wind, there are worse places to motor out, drift around for a couple of hours having a...
Forum: Chartering   10-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: San Francisco in January?

January is the off season in San Francisco insomuch that (unless it is storming) there is a noticeable lack of breeze. Bizarre, but if you take into consideration the wind chill factor, it is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,597
Posted By SchockT
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Capsizing a dinghy is not something to be feared, it is something that should be accepted as inevitable, and prepared for accordingly. Dinghy sailing IS a water sport, and you should expect to get...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-15-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,597
Posted By Sublime
Re: Dinghy Capsize

You were just starting to see the benefits of dinghy sailing. A dinghy can make you one hell of a sailor.

One person should be enough ballast. I have a boat with 132 sq ft of sail. It uses an 80...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,597
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Please don't let this discourage you from sailing or single-handing. It will take a few trips*, but it feels pretty good to pull off a smartly executed single-hand tack.

It's even better if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,473
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: 10' Porta Boat For Dinghy?

I use an 8' porta-bote as a dinghy for my 28' S2 so a 10' one is prob about right for your 32' boat. The 8' rows very well even with 3 adult men aboard. It is easy to hoist aboard, It is easy to...
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