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Old 08-01-2014, 10:52   #1
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Rainbow 13 Nesting Dinghy-any users?

Hi I was interested in the Rainbow 13 Nesting Dinghy-any users? Comments. Seems great. I have an Achille 11ft inflatable and it's nice but a little too big to comfortably stow on deck. Also the achilles weighs 150lbs where as each section of the nesting dinghy weighs 100 lbs and floats by itself so it can be assembled on deck or on the water . Same max hp (15-20).

The Rainbow 13 is a nesting dinghy that can be easily stored on an 8ft cabintop, but has an LOA of 13ft 6in when assembled and a 4ft 5in beam. Better still, this is a real boat, a pleasure to sail and row, and can carry a large load with ease. The lines were taken from the old Chamberlain dory, built north of Boston to carry fishermen between shore and their fishing schooners, often through surf. The boat, which weighs 200 pounds, is most easily assembled in the water; no special tools are required. The hull is bi-axial fiberglass set in vinylester resin with a foam core.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:09   #2
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Re: Rainbow 13 Nesting Dinghy-any users?

Upon further research they went dark this summer. Too bad the rainbow 13 nesting composity dinghy seemed like a perfect solution for me and I have too many projects going now to start another. Guess I'll stick to the inflatable
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:16   #3
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Re: Rainbow 13 Nesting Dinghy-any users?

Thanks for the update

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Old 10-01-2014, 08:49   #4
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Re: Rainbow 13 Nesting Dinghy-any users?

Not a 13 footer, but I own one of these (didn't have the space or skill set to make one of the many suitable designs):

http://www.nestinglite.com/NLDsite/Prices/NN10/nn10.html

It can be rowed easily, takes up to a 4 HP outboard and has a capable main and jib rig. I wrote about it here:

The world encompassed: Garage sail
and here:

The world encompassed: More tender moments

I wouldn't at this point go back to a single RIB or inflatable.
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