I am interested in finding the best option for a tender
to be used mostly in sheltered waters, especially D'Entrecateaux Channel, Tasmania. I have a 6' plywood
(quite unstable), a 10' Clinker Dinghy
(very stable but perhaps too long). The Pardey's feature their "tender, lifeboat Cheeky" in Cost Conscious Cruiser.
Martin Seymour, a friend of mine, who now lives in Wales, has just published a book, Clinker Dinghy
Building. In it, he refers to "Dumpling" LOA
7' Beam 4' and having seen his 'finished product', am of the opinion that this dinghy would fill all one needs. It is stable, can be hauled on deck
and looks good. As a newcomer
, with my first post, I will add a photo
, but need to see how to do this first. Here go's!