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View Poll Results: would you ocean cross in a dinghy
yes 9 21.95%
no 19 46.34%
yes but only if I was allowed to bring a kitten 4 9.76%
NOOOAAAHHH 9 21.95%
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Old 10-04-2009, 17:01   #31
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Everybody hide your cats from H Romberg!
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I am surprised Markj has not commented as he probably has the closest equiped vessel to a dingy and loves it!
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Old 10-04-2009, 17:23   #33
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Old 10-04-2009, 17:23   #34
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So I would take the kitten and catch a crab and eat him.
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Old 10-04-2009, 20:06   #35
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I found a website somewere of a guy that Circumnavigated in a 10ft homemade Boat Ill try to find it was quite a Story
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Old 14-04-2009, 04:08   #36
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The Kiwi boat designer John Welsford has a designed a few that I would consider doing it in and are designed for it.
John Welsford's Boat Plans
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Fafnir is designed to be an ocean cruiser for one or two at 13 feet long.

Houdini and Pathfinder are more dinghy-like with centerboards and no cabin, and they have been taken out for long outings in some tough weather.

Though for a could-almost-be-called-comfortable 18 footer, you can't beat the Swaggie.

Plus Welsford is currently working on an open cruising dinghy he is calling "Pilgrim" that will have a bit of ballast and should be capable of an ocean crossing in the hands of the right crazy
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Sorry, don't mean to sound like an advertiser, but I've been a fan of Welsford's work for a long time. Lots of his boats are a simple lapstrake on stringer construction and they all have lovely traditional rigs and hull lines, and he espouses the sort of inexpensive minimalist get out there and have fun spirit that would be necesary to do any real cruising in a dinghy.

But a Laser? That IS crazy.
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Old 14-04-2009, 14:32   #37
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The thought seems exciting. With a harpoon, fishing tackle etc.
But the reality could be a little less fun
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Old 20-04-2009, 13:42   #38
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YUP!

Would I get oars?
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YUP!

Would I get oars?
And water?

At least we now have the kitten for food.
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Ever thought of the lives of those who would be asked to go out and rescue you?
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