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Old 17-06-2017, 12:43   #1
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Storing dinghy on deck

I'm completing the build of an Eastport nesting dinghy. I plan to keep this on deck during passages. My boat is a Tashiba 31 and I'm thinking of stowing the dinghy on the foredeck.

I've noticed a number of boats with the dinghy on deck. How do you lash it down? should I build a stand for it?
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Re: Storing dinghy on deck

What are you using as a dinghy?
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Old 17-06-2017, 14:34   #3
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Old 17-06-2017, 15:04   #4
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Re: Storing dinghy on deck

This is a question I'm struggling with as well. I built a Chameleon nesting dinghy and, for the time being, just lash it on deck behind the mast on the coachroof. I use 2 pool spaghetti floats to keep it from marring the boat and to support it. I was thinking of adding permanent shocks (wooden supports to hold the dinghy), but that would involve drilling holes in the coachroof to fix them in place (and taking down the lining in the cabin etc.). They also become a toe-stubbing problem and could snag a line. I think I'm going to end up making 4 small wooden supports (feet), lined with rubber, that I can place under the dinghy to support it. Then I'll rely on the lashings keep it there. At any rate, until you decide, the pool spaghettis work great!
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Old 18-06-2017, 09:42   #5
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Re: Storing dinghy on deck

In Canada you can buy a set of four foam pads designed to be clipped on the gunwales of an inverted canoe to carry it on a car roof...
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Re: Storing dinghy on deck

I mount my Chameleon upside down, on specially made chocks, with backing plate reinforced tie down hoops on the cabin sides; over the fore deck hatch.
When we arrived in Hilo, we were the only boat with a dry v-berth.
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Old 18-06-2017, 10:32   #7
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Re: Storing dinghy on deck

gday dmksails
i have a fatty knees tender that i put up on the deck as well. i have built hard chocks from teak that bolt right thru the deck with barrel nuts epoxied to the inside under the head liner. i have 3 chocks ( 1 for the bow and 1 on each stern corner) each chock has 4 bolts holding it down. the chocks are reinforced with a stainless bar that has tangs built in that i use turnbuckles to attach to the hard points on the dingy. each chock has two sets of bolts, 1 long for bolting thru the chock and 1 short for plugging the holes when the chocks are removed, leaving only a smooth rounded head to stub toes on. it might be a bit of overkill for your application but just another idea. i have pics if you are interested.
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gday dmksails
i have a fatty knees tender that i put up on the deck as well. i have built hard chocks from teak that bolt right thru the deck with barrel nuts epoxied to the inside under the head liner. i have 3 chocks ( 1 for the bow and 1 on each stern corner) each chock has 4 bolts holding it down. the chocks are reinforced with a stainless bar that has tangs built in that i use turnbuckles to attach to the hard points on the dingy. each chock has two sets of bolts, 1 long for bolting thru the chock and 1 short for plugging the holes when the chocks are removed, leaving only a smooth rounded head to stub toes on. it might be a bit of overkill for your application but just another idea. i have pics if you are interested.
Shala, please post the pics. Sounds like a good solution!
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Re: Storing dinghy on deck

I've taken a sailing dinghy and made it into a nesting dinghy. To see pictures go to my website

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Re: Storing dinghy on deck

I have an 8' Fatty Knees dinghy that I store upside down on 4"x8" beams that are through bolted to the deck. Stainless D-rings are mounted to the ends of the beams to gripe down the dinghy with diagonal selvagees.
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Re: Storing dinghy on deck

I have an inflatable with a solid hull. I made two handles from S/S and 500mm long and set them side by side about 350mm apart on the foredeck. The V hull sits snugly inside. Disadvantage: require a cover fo sun. Adv: Collects rainwater for deckwashing.
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