Huyt 32 tender

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Huyt 32 tender

Postby Davidu » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:45 am

Good morning everyone. I am shopping for a tender on my hoyt 32. I was wondering if any other owners of this model had any insight for me?

any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Huyt 32 tender

Postby gulfcoastsailor » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:34 pm

I chose the 8' Porta Bote and teamed it up with a Nissan 3.5. Both are an easy store and manageable.
It won't take the football team water skiing, but it serves me well.

https://www.porta-bote.com/
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Re: Huyt 32 tender

Postby Davidu » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:56 am

I assume you keep it folded up on deck when your travelling. How big a deal is folding it up or unfolding and launching from anchor?


do you cruise or daysail?

have you tried anything else before settling on the portaboat?
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Re: Huyt 32 tender

Postby tnltracy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:57 am

We've been using a Dyer Dhow 9 for last couple years. We tow her, and have had no issues, almost can't tell it's back there when motoring or under sail.

We had an older RIB for a season which did not tow well, tended to nose down and drag noticeably.
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Re: Huyt 32 tender

Postby Davidu » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:06 am

Does anyone have any experience with a folding RIB?

that has just come up on my searching as well.
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Re: Huyt 32 tender

Postby Davidu » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:09 am

tnltracy wrote:We've been using a Dyer Dhow 9 for last couple years. We tow her, and have had no issues, almost can't tell it's back there when motoring or under sail.

We had an older RIB for a season which did not tow well, tended to nose down and drag noticeably.



did you ever try putting the dyer on the deck? or was it just towing?
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Re: Huyt 32 tender

Postby gulfcoastsailor » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:34 pm

"have you tried anything else before settling on the portaboat?"

No, it is the first and only tender used. Mostly, I day-sail without the tender from a dock. When over-nighting I have only towed it. The extra benefit of folding/storing it on the deck have not been used yet, but it will be next year. The smaller engine fits nicely on board.
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Re: Huyt 32 tender

Postby hotstonp » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:38 pm

A bit late to respond to this thread - I use a 6ft Barrow Boat with the wheel taken off. It can be rowed, motored and sailed. It fits nicely between the main track and the mast and fits under the kicker
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