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Old 26-01-2015, 17:26   #16
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Re: Dyer Dhow vs Walker Bay 10

I have a Walker Bay with inflation chambers and like it very much as a rowing dinghy. Very light and easy to hoist on deck by myself with a halyard. My 4HP 4 stroke is a bit oversized for it and I'm going to get a lighter one.

I don't think it sails very well in low winds. The sailing kit is all plastic which means once the wind pipes up enough for it to move the stress on the rigging is too great and things starts flexing and breaking. Lost the rudder several times. Reinforcing the rigging, as suggested above, may work.
I sell you the sail kit if you need it ;-)

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