Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-11-2009, 09:32   #16
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 205
never mind
__________________

__________________
Noname1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 10:19   #17
Writing Full-Time Since 2014
 
thinwater's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Boat: PDQ Altair, 32/34
Posts: 4,332
Getting the dingy on-board solo is not fun, but with a halyard winch....

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanksalot View Post
I'm afraid to ask......but I have to.
It's about a 30-hour run from my location to Cape May via offshore. With my 27ft. Ericson, I could either bring my inflatable Zodiac (which setting up and deflating would be a royal PAIN), or tow my Dyer dinghy. No way to bring the Dyer aboard as far as I can see. What's the big problem with towing the Dyer? If the seas were really miserable, either I wouldn't go or I'd be glad to have the dinghy "just in case". But......I'm not that experienced and get the sense that there's something I'm missing. What is it?
it is not so bad. Winch part way, go to the rail and adjust, and repeat. Do hang some padding over the rail. That makes it much more relaxing.

If you are doing those runs solo, you don't need anything else on your mind or anything to go wrong. In my mind, solo sailing is all about planning to avoid trouble, since there are only 2 hands to fix it, and they are busy and tired.

And set-up of an inflatable is not so bad.
__________________

__________________
Gear Testing--Engineering--Sailing

Writing full-time since 2014.
Bookstore:http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/20...ook-store.html
thinwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 17:03   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,848
Well you are the captain so you make your choices But anyone who has lost a dinghy may feel different
__________________
motion30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 17:49   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 64
Images: 1
Thanks, everyone, for the advice. I had initially asked the question wondering if I would NEED a dinghy on the ICW. I had no idea that towing a dinghy could be so problematic, and the fact that I haven't had problems (yet) doesn't change that reality. Carrying the inflatable, partially inflated on the foredeck, seems to be the most reasonable choice. Then I could stuff the dinghy inside when I leave the boat and rope it to the boat on the front deck while enroute. Thanks for the input!
__________________
tanksalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 18:34   #20
Moderator Emeritus
 
Pblais's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hayes, VA
Boat: Gozzard 36
Posts: 8,700
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Pblais
Quote:
I had initially asked the question wondering if I would NEED a dinghy on the ICW.
Anchorages are not always located where you need them. You may need to be located far away from resources you need. Bring the dinghy! Some places favor marinas as the choice, so without money to make up the difference - bring the dinghy! Some anchorages have strong currents. You need a motor too!
__________________
Paul Blais
s/v Bright Eyes Gozzard 36
37 15.7 N 76 28.9 W
Pblais is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 18:37   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: FL
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 31 - Cielo Azul
Posts: 359
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by tanksalot View Post
Thanks, everyone, for the advice. I had initially asked the question wondering if I would NEED a dinghy on the ICW. I had no idea that towing a dinghy could be so problematic, and the fact that I haven't had problems (yet) doesn't change that reality. Carrying the inflatable, partially inflated on the foredeck, seems to be the most reasonable choice. Then I could stuff the dinghy inside when I leave the boat and rope it to the boat on the front deck while enroute. Thanks for the input!
You don't need a dingy, if you are just going to motor down the ICW and not do much cruising, if you pack the boat full of water & food. stopping at occasional free dock to get new supplies, you don't need the dink.
If you are going to stop and see the sights and not stay at the marinas,
then you do.
Tom
__________________
teejayevans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2009, 07:31   #22
Senior Cruiser
 
osirissail's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A real life Zombie from FL
Boat: Gulfstar 53 - Osiris
Posts: 5,416
Images: 2
There are special "dinghy mounts" for sale that attach the stern of the dinghy to the stern of your boat. Other than getting "pooped" this would eliminate the problems with painters breaking.
__________________
osirissail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2009, 08:11   #23
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Duluth,Minnesota
Boat: Lindenberg 26 & Aloha 8.2
Posts: 984
Ive lost 2 plywood pram dinghies offshore and found 1 that someone else had lost back in the day before the popularity of deflatables they were disposable kinda like ballpoint pens.Now its a different story when you have a small fortune tied up in an inflatable.The fact is its not easy to carry a dink of any kind on the deck of a lot of small boats and towing is the only feasible option.With the Dyer make sure you have a secure plug for the daggerboard trunk,you need an automatic drain plug,a very beefed up area of the bow and a substantial towing eye,i like the u bolt type and as someone said,a bridle rather than a single painter,i often see the bow eye way too high.I think a good fitted cover with a couple of hoops and solid attatchments would be helpful.These suggestions are of course a bit late for the OP.
Steve.
__________________

__________________
clockwork orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dinghy, icw

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: 8' Hard Fiberglass Dinghy on ICW - $100 Aquah0lic Classifieds Archive 16 05-01-2010 02:00
Admiral Dinghy and his RTW Trip in a 9' Dinghy? Bark Cruising News & Events 4 09-11-2009 07:21
ICW andreavanduyn Navigation 15 20-10-2009 09:40
ICW andreavanduyn Monohull Sailboats 12 10-08-2009 10:13
ICW TBoneFan General Sailing Forum 2 15-03-2007 20:39



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:41.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.