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Old 18-03-2005, 23:27   #1
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Ex wife in and out of Dinghy

I took me a while to work out why almost all yachties use inflatable dinghys, but if I had thought about my own experience the answer would have been obvious.
I built my first boat, a Hartley ferro 32' myself, and with it I built a little 7' plywood dinghy.
I had a girlfriend at the time who latter became my wife and she always had a little trouble getting in and out of the dinghy from the yacht. One had to step exactly on the centre line or the dinghy became unstable.
On day she steped more than the obligatory fraction of an inch from the centreline and the dinghy, with a speed that can only be described as instantaneous, rolled over putting girlfriend, oars and accompanying parcel in the salty water.
The dinghy, of course, was on top of everything.
Well, nothing much was lost except for my reputation and my girlfriend's pride, but the incident was never forgotten.
In fact I seem to remember it being on the divorce papers.
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Old 19-03-2005, 00:46   #2
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Sounds like the dinghy should have been ferro too.
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Rubber ducky

I have always had a rubber ducky for a dinghy and I will tell anyone about the benefits, but who wants to listen to an X boat salesman.
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Old 19-03-2005, 12:48   #4
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Did I hear someone say something?!? NO? Funny, I thought it may have been a boat salesman.
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Oh those dingies. We built a lovely little wooden dingy. She rows really well, and is lots of fun to sail.
Ihave , however, had my share of dingy incidents.
I somehow found myself with my feet in the dingy, behind in the water, hanging onto the boat with one arm, and yelping for help. All turned out ok, except for some bruising and a that wet behind, along with a little embarrassment.
Then upon exiting the dingy one time, ( sail up) I actually did end up in the water. I note that the docks were to high to get out of the water easily. As you can see I did manage, but not without a bunch of scrapes. What a sight I was. Lots for the folks to talk about. IN fact someone dingied over to our boat later, and wondered if Mark had tossed me in, or if I had decided to swim, or had somehow managed to fall in.

I still like sailing that dingy, and rowing her. I surely do not take my exit or entering for granted.
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