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Old 29-07-2016, 11:25   #1
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New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

Hi all,

I am so exited as our new toy is soon finished. It is a 9ft sailing dinghy with traditional lines. It can be nested in two parts to fit on deck under the boom. Here are the first pictures sent to me from the yard. The hull is just completed and soon they will continue with the wooden parts and the mast and sail. As you can see, this is not a racing machine but more for sightseeing around in the anchorage or to the beach.



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Old 29-07-2016, 11:28   #2
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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

VERY pretty! I'd take it out just for fun!
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Old 30-07-2016, 14:59   #3
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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

More pics and details! Typ[e of rig,costs ,how joined,weight etc?

Very sweet!
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Old 30-07-2016, 15:33   #4
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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

How much does it weigh?
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Old 30-07-2016, 17:21   #5
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Love it! I join the chorus wanting all the details.
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Gorgeous Sound!!
Love these nesting dingies.
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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

Who is building it? What is it called? We need details.
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Old 30-07-2016, 19:10   #8
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sweet. I really like small well designed lapstrake sailing dinghys.
I get more comments about mine than about the big boat.
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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

The rig will be a free standing mast with a 44 square foot lug sail. The joint between the two hulls will be four bolts. The name of it is simply "9ft Clinker Stem Nesting Dinghy", it was designed by Ian Thomson who also build it. The company is called Nestaway boats. Some details:

Length: 9ft 0″ / 271cm
Beam: 4ft 3″ / 130cm
Weight: from about 110-lb / 50kg

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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

Nice. We have an NN-10 as our sailing tender. It's a lot of fun.

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That's a sweet looking nester.
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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

I notice there is no centerboard pocket, so it certainly is not going to point very high, it might have lee boards that would help.

I built a similar boat from a 9 foot fiberglass sail boat. I basically cut it in 1/3 and 2/3's, reshaped the rear seat/storage/flotation to accept the bow and added a couple supports to hold the rear of the bow section just behind the rowing seat that also supports the top of the centerboard pocket. I added waterproof access ports to both the bow and stern seat/flotation to make them also serve as storage lockers. My boat did not come with sails, centerboard or rudder so I still am working on all those. I've experimented with a few, the centerboard will eventually be a swing back type that will help keep from ripping out the pocket if I run aground hard.

I do have the original mast, I got the boat after it served as a flower garden and flag pole in somebodies front yard. One of the sail rigs will be a loose footed sprit sail using the rowing oars as mast and sprit. One oar has a hole in the end that accepts the pin from the bolted on oarlock from the other oar used as a mast. The upper corner and mast top of the sail will have pockets that catch the business end of the sprit oar and mast oar. I assume I will probably also have a standard sloop sail with the original mast, but assume the sprit rig will get used more often, when using the boat as a dinghy on a windy day. It rows very well, I typically row it 20 miles a week just for exercise. I'm even building a dodger frame for it to use on cold rainy days. It stores well on my davits, either nested up or whole, but could be put on deck nested during a storm or long passage. It can be assembled or disassembled while floating. A stainless pin catches a hole in the lower center of the bow when assembled and lines and cleats hold the upper edges in place. Those same lines and a hook into the bottoms of the oarlocks hold it together while nested.

I need to get some pictures of it on my website.
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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

If you look at the forward half, there is already cut a hole for the centerboard keel. I think this will be made of wood. What is missing is the hook on the bow for towing it. Very interesting that you are making a nesting dinghy yourself. Looking forward to the pictures!

One of the things I'm looking forward to with this is to row it. I have had various inflatable dinghies and they are a nightmare to row, to the point that I have actually unintentionally destroyed some parts of the oar lock set up on all of them.

Another interesting question is if it has sufficient stability to sail it with an outboard engine mounted on the stern like in the picture? I used to sail Europe class and 470 and capsizing happened regularly. Not so good idea to capsize with an engine on the stern!

The NN10 is also a nice little sailing dinghy, I was looking at that one as well.
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Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

Is each section about 4.5" long? I have a 25' boat and finding a tender is really hard.
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The stern section is 148cm and the forward section is 123cm. The forward section fits into the stern section.
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