The Bayfield 32 is more like a 30' boat in terms of deck
space given that the 32 includes the molded in bow extension: BAYFIELD 30/32
That means you have storage
issues for a hard dink.
However, rowing requires a hard dink.
I would suggest either a nesting dinghy or a folding dinghy.
Nesting dinghies that might work include:
Chameleon by Danny Greene:email@example.com This email
is 3yr old and he indicated plans were $35 at that time.
B&B: Yacht Tenders
There are nesting versions of each of the 3 main designs.
Nestaway Boats Ltd - Nesting Folding Dinghies Home
10' Fold Up - folding boat-boatdesign
8' Centerfold - take-apart sailing dinghy-boatdesign
PT Eleven Nesting Dinghy home page
Folding Boat options include:
Porta Bote | Just another WordPress site
K2 Stowaway - The versatile family sailing dinghy
Instaboat is a smart foldable light boat. Instaboat est un ingnieux bateau pliable.
Seahopper Folding Boats - The versatile foldaway boat.
: DIY Folding Boat
And some outside the box alternatives:
Dinghy plans for the spatially challenged
Micro Folding Dinghy
I have heard good things about Chameleon, B&B and Porta-bote.
Personally I am planning to modify the Handy Andy DIY folder to make it shorter and also to build a Chameleon.
Don't let me sell you a pig in a poke here. Nesters and folders each have their own issues.
A nester will probably need to sit on the cabin
top immediately behind the mast
. This means you need adequate distance between the mast
and and the front of the companion way opening. Also you need clearance between the boom and the top of the nested dinghy. Finally you will have to get used to the obstructed view.
Folders need a long enough place to stow. Unless you can find one short enough to stow in the quarterberth or the v-berth (micro dinghy would work) it will need to be stored on deck, probably lashed to the lifelines
. This is not a really great place for it. The flat surfaces presented to the waves make a large impact area so stanchion damage is likely in heavy seas. It may be possible store alongside the cabin or laying flat on the cabin running past the mast on one side. You will need to take measurements of your boat to figure out if any of these versions works well.