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Old 01-08-2015, 03:41   #31
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Re: Fast Sailing Dinghy as Tender?

Horses for courses.

When used for shore transfer with more than one on board,we will row or motor (I have the 4Hp motor already).

The sailing part is more for fun and could be wet.
That's why I am looking for something with the possibility to fit (maybe only when sailing?) wide sidedecks & a hiking strap.
Possibly even a selfbailer under an inspection hatch.

Freestanding rigging is not an issue, there are a lot of Laser style boats around with that option.Could even be retrofitted.

Agree it will be a compromise in any case.

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Old 01-08-2015, 06:23   #32
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Re: Fast Sailing Dinghy as Tender?

Look at the Bauer 8 and 10 (probably more what you want).

There is a pond right outside the factory that you can try them out in, for rowing (but it is not big enough for sailing).

Chris Bauer is located just outside of St. Augustine.

Not connected with him, just like his boats and dropped by one afternoon.

Call first to make sure he has one there you can try.

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Old 01-08-2015, 06:29   #33
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Re: Fast Sailing Dinghy as Tender?

Well another option might not be to replace your current tender, but just add a something like a minicat.

I know it really misses a lot of your criteria, but it probably really would score well for both fun and fast.

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Old 01-08-2015, 18:06   #34
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Re: Fast Sailing Dinghy as Tender?

This looks interesting.

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Old 02-08-2015, 05:52   #35
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Re: Fast Sailing Dinghy as Tender?

The same old story as with all craft………If you get something that does it all, you will have something that will not excel in any one area and of course the converse is true.
Get a dingy that fits all your needs quite well but forget the sailing part…and get a windsurfer or some such for your sailing jones. Presto! all needs satisfied …your cat will have the deck space for additional toys.

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Old 02-08-2015, 06:09   #36
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Re: Fast Sailing Dinghy as Tender?

In 4 months of cruising this year I sailed my "sailing" dinghy 4 times. One was in a sailing dinghy race! I saw one other dinghy sailing excepting the dinghy race. I plant to build myself an 11' cat dinghy this fall. Will mainly be motoring but could maybe fit a simple sailing rig.

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