looking for the impossible :-) here.
While I enjoy sailing my 35ft cruising cat, I sometimes dearly miss dinghy
I love pushing my Laser Radial to the limits.
Still, it's to big and impractical to be used as a tender
Currently I have a 2.45m Terhi hardbottom dinghy
which can be rowed and motored (4Hp) but does not sail at all.
I am looking for a dinghy which can be sailed well enough, almost as good and sporty as the Laser (sidedecks for proper hiking!),can be modified to be used with the 4Hp outboard
and can be rowed as well.
Looks and feel sporty.
*Should be able to carry max two persons and a large backpack.
*Fast sailing with one person (1.74m, 65-70kg),wide sidedecks.
*Sailarea about 4-5m2
*Free standing rig
*Not too tippy.
So far I looked at:
*Zoom 8 Dinghy (would need modifications, might be too tippy)
*RS Tera (fear I am to tall&heavy)
*Laser Bug (fear I am to tall&heavy)
Do you have any other dinghy tenders who might fit in mind?
I can reinforce with an extra strong transom or the like.
I am aware that it is a compromise almost impossible to find, but maybe someone knows of something suitable.