Post your Dinghies!

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Re: Post your Dinghies!

Postby THATBOATGUY » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:12 pm

Oh Man! That's giving me Dinghy Envy!!!

Not only that but I've been going back and forth on if I should have a fore and aft seat in the Minto... now I've decided.

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Re: Post your Dinghies!

Postby hxschiller » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:39 pm

The fore-and-aft oriented seat is appropriate with a dinghy that has two sets of oarlocks. I think all dinghys should have this capability, because most of them have insufficient stern bouyancy when you have someone sitting there when the person rowing is sitting in a position which is optimized for single-handed rowing. I balance the boat off by using the front oarlocks, when rear seat is occupied, and the rear-most oarlocks when alone in the boat. The dinghy is so light that I once got awfully close to a rear-wise capsize when a guy got in and threw himself aft onto the seat. Such a near accident shouldn't happen if the dinghy weighs a lot, but then it wouldn't plane at low speed, and I couldn't easily roll the thing down my 200'+ walkway to my dock. Herm
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Re: Post your Dinghies!

Postby markedwards » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:19 pm

Great to see the small stuff here. In addition to my Beetle Cat, Hobie 14 Turbo, 13' Boston Whaler, Sunfish, alum canoe, three plastic kayaks, paddle boat, and dinghy, I have built a strip plank canoe, rowing shell, plywood sea kayak, and am currently working on a new strip plank kayak that still has a long ways to go. If I figure out how to add photos, then you will see these projects below.
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Re: Post your Dinghies!

Postby THATBOATGUY » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:31 pm

Wow Mark,

The strip plankers are gorgeous. Kerri and I have a fiberglass Selki and a plastic Prijon Kodiak. They are both in the 17 foot range sea kayaks. Unfortunately they are on the roof of our RV at the moment at the Florida place... :(

The in-flat-able canoe arrived last week I just haven't had the time or weather to inflate it and play with it.

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Re: Post your Dinghies!

Postby THATBOATGUY » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:59 pm

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Mostly finished Minto Dinghy.

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