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Old 30-04-2009, 15:52   #1
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Twin Vee Dinghy?

Lets hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about them!

I have been on a few larger Twin Vees and have not been very impressed. More of a rec boat with a work boat finish and poor attention to detail.

But how are their dinks?

Does such a narrow hull chime lock when turning?

Is it a dry ride?

Speed?

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what's a twin V?
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Old 30-04-2009, 16:37   #3
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Twin Vee got their start building dinghys, I don't think they do any more. only larger cats, a friend has one and likes it. I believe they are quite heavy.
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We have a 20 foot Twin-Vee at work. Its held up remarkably well for a boat that gets abused by grad students doing their research. There are a couple funky things about it but overall its a pretty good design.
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It's a catamaran?
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The twenty footer at work is a catamaran. Don't know about the dink.
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Twin Vee Catamarans - Home

I have been on the larger boats for many 100s of miles, but never seen a dink in person.

I see more and more of these on the back of sailboats and the decks of trawlers.

But rumors here in South Florida is that Twin Vee is no more.

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I liked both the Livingston & Twin Vee 10 foot cat’ tenders that I had the opportunity to use in the mid-90's.

Although the Twin Vee Catamarans website is still live, the company ceased production of boats in January, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February of this year.

Apparently Twin Vee were still offering their 10 Ft & 14 Ft “Classic”.
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The livingstons were very popular up here in the NW, still have a bit of a following. Seem to last forever. Very stable to get in and out of. Not sure how they do at planing speed though. I find them uncomfortable as you are sitting on the center "tunnel" and alsways have to have your feet spread apart...
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