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Old 25-03-2009, 06:15   #1
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Caribe MPV 10 Dinghy?

I just bought a Caribe MVP 10 dinghy that I feel that I will very pleased with. Just one question though...Where is the best place to locate the gas tank? I have had it aft just in front of the engine and found that seemed to "crowd" the area. I now have it located under the seat tied to the bow lifting ring. That seems to be better, but just checking to see if anyone else has one of these and what your thoughts are.

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Old 25-03-2009, 06:25   #2
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Yes, weight forward is always a good idea in a tender.
Tempo actually makes a slightly triangular* tank (Model #6BOW, Part #620040) specifically for this purpose.
* 16"Wide at Rear but 6-1/2" W @ Front
Tempo Products 2004 Catalog

A tiller extension also allows you to sit in the middle of the dinghy, for a safer, more comfortable ride.
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Old 25-03-2009, 06:29   #3
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This dink has a viewing window that the tank covers up, but until we get back to the Bahamas, there really isn't much to view.
I do use the tiller extension and that is very helpful.

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Old 30-03-2009, 06:28   #4
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Another question????

Now that I have this new MVP-10, I need to raise it on my davits. This has been no problem with the Caribe C-9 that I had, as the lifting rings were fore and (2) aft.
On this Caribe MVP-10, there are 2 rings aft (good), but the forward one is just aft of the forward locker. This places the lifting lines in awkward angles plus forces the bow to project 2ft or so to my starboard side.
I have an idea of some type of rod or pole to use to redistribute the lifting points, but would like other ideas as well.
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Great info Gord, just what I needed for my Caribe...what is your brain hard disk capacity? seems endless
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