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Old 05-09-2014, 19:56   #31
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Dinghy Advice

I have the Achilles with the folding transom. So far, so good. We have davits but my first mate is primarily a fisherman and prefers a clear stern for the day sometime in the future when he catches a giant tuna, so I wanted a more compact RIB. It folds up nicely just forward of the mast. I was warned when I bought it that the bag wil degrade in sunlight, so it is lashed uncovered at the moment. Over this coming winter, I plan to make a canvas bag with webbing attachment points.


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Old 06-09-2014, 07:07   #32
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How about a 10 foot 95 lbs catamaran dinghy. Very stable, light, fast, easy to row and turns on a dime.

Dinghy and Davits

Looks like that could be a two part dink pretty easily, and stowable on deck for many boats.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:24   #33
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Hahahahah. Thanks for the laugh. No joke. Maybe it is the "without a 2nd thought" part that's funny. I can't decide.
Lest I be considered uncharitable with the above comment, allow me to just say IME it's tough enough to sail in 50kts (57+mph) let alone head to shore to buy a beer. That's Master Mariner Stuff, and the fact that I couldn't/wouldn't do it certainly doesn't imply in any way that you cannot. Regards.
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Old 10-09-2014, 20:09   #34
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What about the Achilles HB-FX. Its a rigid hull with a folding transom that folds down pretty small. Anyone have experience with this design or is it just a gimic?

This is the one I've been considering. It will fit, deflated, on my cabin top, aft of the mast. Even though there is a good sale on the 2014 model this week at Defender, I just can't bring myself to commit. I think I'm waiting for an unpainted aluminum hull version of this boat. I guess I will be waiting for a while
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:51   #35
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Lest I be considered uncharitable with the above comment, allow me to just say IME it's tough enough to sail in 50kts (57+mph) let alone head to shore to buy a beer. That's Master Mariner Stuff, and the fact that I couldn't/wouldn't do it certainly doesn't imply in any way that you cannot. Regards.
Hmmm... I surely would never say something can't be done, no, not me! But if anyone can row any form of dinghy to windward in 50 knots successfully, I'd be real happy to buy them dinner and wine. Actually, they wouldn't need my contribution, for Superman can just about write his own ticket anywhere!

Seriously, that just does not seem possible, even in totally flat water... and totally flat water is conspicuously absent in most 50 knot scenarios. Perhaps the poster was talking about simply being blown downwind to shore... yes, perhaps that could be done, and at a good rate of speed, too. Getting back to the boat might be arduous, though.

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Hmmm, not like "Uncivilised", but I have been on open ocean in 40 knots of wind, in my 8ft dinghy (GRP, not unilke Walker Bay). Not rowing though, but with a 2HP Honda. I only returned back to the marina when my 42 ft escort (rescue) boat called me on the radio that it was getting too rough for him. On my return I had less then a bucket of water sloshing around. I still have the mould for that dinghy!

Does this earn me a dinner and wine, Jim C.?

I think the limit (for me in any boat) rowing in a dinghy upwind is 30 knots. Although departing from the beach if at all possible will be extreme. Returning to the beach will be, if not breaking anything, at least not at all graceful.


I have currently a 8ft Walker Bay. The bottom has been painted by previous owner with some black antifoul, that is flaking/wearing off slowly. Not a pretty sight, but no-one gives that dinghy a 2nd look!
Yes I have skirts on sponsoons I can put on, but never use these. Too much hassle, even for sailing it.
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Re: Dinghy Advice

I know some people use kayaks for dingies, but I wonder if anyone thought of using something like a Gloucester Light Dory (Gloucester Gull)? The a long and skinny, become more stable the more they are loaded down, and they paddle very very well. And as one poster mentioned maybe having two dingies, these boats can be nested.
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What about the Achilles HB-FX. Its a rigid hull with a folding transom that folds down pretty small. Anyone have experience with this design or is it just a gimic?

Probably would be a good unit from Achilles. I'm not sure the folding transom really buys you that much.. maybe a few inches less in stowed height at the transom...? as it wont stack up very flat (as the pic indicates) a standard RIB wont look much different deflated and ready to stow. But if the price is the same.... hmmm

If stowing behind your mast, those few inches may be worth it though. .. as the user above indicated.
Not sure why you want aluminum hull ... Do they really save that much weight? would you prefer an aluminum mothership?
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