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  1. Flat bottom dinghy tracking problems

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all! First thread on the forum (although my first attempt didnt go through, I believe the mods accidentally deleted or didnt approve and failed to communicate). Anyways wanted to get some input on flat bottom dinks. I purchased a West Marine PRU-3 on sale for $700 and I have an 2012 3.5hp...
  2. Easier beach retrieval?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I launch my O'Day daysailer off the beach at the Dunedin Causeway. Getting it off the trailer is no issue, but getting it back on at low tide can be a real pain. I back in just far enough that my exhaust is out of the water. But sometimes that still leaves quite a lift to get the boat onto the...
  3. Dinghy Mallorca/Pollensa

    Iberia & The Med
    Hi Does anybody know where I could get hold of a large dinghy/day boat for a few days in September.I'm visiting Puerto Pollensa with another couple who aren't sailors but would like some messing about on the water. I'm wondering about finding something on a private deal with an expat or even...
  4. Lopez Island ferry terminal - dinghy dock?

    Pacific Northwest & Alaska
    I am planning a trip out of Anacortes in August. Inviting two nephews to come along for the first day and planning to drop off them off to catch the ferry back to Anacortes. We don't need to dock; I can stay at the helm while someone else takes them over in a dinghy. Is this manageable? Is...
  5. Adult learning to dinghy sail

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello, I'm wondering if anybody here knows of a place/club/person that would be able to dinghy sail with me during the day on Mondays in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami, FL area. I'm aware I could just do a Google search, but I value first hand information and I've just started to canvas my search...
  6. Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello everyone, My first post to Sailnet. I recently bought a used inflatable dinghy (an Avon Redcrest) for our sailboat, without a motor. We rowed it to get to shore in a calm bay, but it took quite a while and would be too much in rougher conditions, heavy currents, or farther from shore...
  7. Restoring Rhodes Robin- Question

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi- Looking for someone with a Rhodes Robin who can help with a detail. The two pieces of mahogany that are just in front of the mast are separated from one another. (Splash guard, I think) It appears there may have been something between them. I am trying to figure out what, if anything, is...
  8. Securing Dinghy on Davits with Motor

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm looking for some input on storing the dinghy on davits with the motor attached. This isn't really my preferred option but due to an injury I will not be able to haul the outboard up and store on the railing separately this season. The davits have a more than adequate rating so no worries...
  9. help me pick a sailing dinghy

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I was looking for help from experienced dinghy sailors/owners with picking a sailing dinghy. i am looking for recommendations on make and model and if you know anyone who is selling one put me in touch with them. I prefer some sort of sailing/rowing dinghy as opposed to a sunfish style...
  10. Help me pick a sailing dinghy

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I was looking for help from experienced dinghy sailors/owners with picking a sailing dinghy. i am looking for recommendations on make and model and if you know anyone who is selling one put me in touch with them. I prefer some sort of sailing/rowing dinghy as opposed to a sunfish style...
  11. DIY $30 portable strap-on trailer for hand-moving a dinghy

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have an 8ft El Toro dinghy that fits perfectly in my van (look! db.tt/6RIS30ko), so I don't have a need for a traditional trainer. Not to mention the inspection, licencing, and storage of it. However, the boat is heavy enough to where it can be a drag to carry with two people (no pun...
  12. $40 navigation lights for a sailing dinghy!

    Gear & Maintenance
    I had some great success with this so I thought I'd share! My goal was to create bright, efficient, and more importantly, inexpensive lighting for my sailing dinghy without dropping in a 12V lead acid battery for incandescent bulbs. Here's what I used (besides tools): Attwood 3121 navigation...
  13. Getting Dinghy on Deck

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    How do YOU get your dinghy on the deck? I would like to occasionally bring our 90 lbs hard dinghy onto the forward deck and flip it upside down. I have a spare halyard. I thought I once saw someone get it above the freeboard using a block off the boom and then bring it toward the bow with a...
  14. Sailing Competitions

    Racing
    Hey, I started sailing when I 11 years old. Must most competitive boat I got into was the RS Feva. It is a great youth boat with amazing amount of competition. I managed to work my way up into national class squad and trained all winter. Me and my crew are definitively high wind junkies! Here...
  15. 5 children on a boat

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Hi, Im 17 and a competitive dinghy sailor. I am also a dinghy instructor. My god parents brought there young kids down during the summer and I took them out for a bit of experience sailing. They absolutely loved it! We went for record people in a topper with 5 people and one dog! Hope you enjoy...
  16. Inflatable Dinghy BIG hole repair

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I've put another video up on YouTube explaining and showing how to repair a fist sized hole in your inflatable dinghy. We used a very old Avon hard bottom for the project. Next will be how to stick the rub rail back on. Search on YouTube for Dinghy Big Hole and you'll find it. enjoy Bill...
  17. Bermuda to Gaff conversion on dinghy

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I have a 8' El Toro frakenboat. It is currently rigged with the typical Bermuda rig, the sail coming from a Sabot dinghy. The mainsail has a 10'-8" luff, and a 7'-2" foot. The sail is not perfectly triangular, so I estimate the sail area to be about 45 sqft. This is my boat to play around...
  18. cruising dinghy in currents and beach camping

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I can't afford more than a used trailerable dinghy, and I live in Victoria, BC, so there are strong and somewhat complicated (to me) currents here (see this website). I want to island hop and beach camp with one other person and fairly light camping gear. Questions: Is this safe or am I crazy...
  19. Homemade Permanent(?) Dinghy Paint

    Gear & Maintenance
    Having goten tired of scraping goo off my Dyer dinghy's bottom, and realizing that metallic copper inhibits marine growth, I made my own bottom paint for less than $30. (Not as simple as just buying some bottom paint, but a lot more fun and interesting). Since putting copper powder INTO a...
  20. RS Feva dinghy sailing,Racing at the Worlds

    Racing Videos
    After a week sailing the Feva in very light winds, at the RS feva worlds 2012, this is what we came up with :) Hope you enjoy, and people subscribe to the youtube account to see more videos to come
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