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Old 28-01-2012, 05:53   #61
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Re: Tender for 40' Yacht ?

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I really doubt a sausage keel will plane with 3 people and an 8. Maybe 1 person?
We have an 8.5 ft Achilles air floor with a 5HP 2 stroke and we get up on a plane no problem with the two of us. I like the idea of stowing it below when heading offshore.
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Old 28-01-2012, 10:14   #62
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Re: Tender for 40' Yacht ?

i find my walker bay planes just fine with only me rowing...with a clean bottom, of course..... no theft problem, either....
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Old 28-01-2012, 16:07   #63
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Where did you find the Mercury 310 for $1400?

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Here Inflatable Boat Service and Supply but I never got it. They seem to be out of business. Well they don't answer emails.

I still need a tender.
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Old 29-01-2012, 01:37   #64
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Re: Tender for 40' Yacht ?

Anybody heard anything about Aquabay ribs. Going out on special for a 3.0m rib at $1399 in Sydney. Cheap PVC no doubt but at that price it's tempting to give it a go. Cover available so with a bit of care might last a while. But at that price it's a throw away item after a few years.

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Old 29-01-2012, 01:43   #65
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Here Inflatable Boat Service and Supply but I never got it. They seem to be out of business. Well they don't answer emails.

I still need a tender.
Dennis,

See my post on Aquabay ribs. Much the same deal I expect.

Http://www.aquabaymarine.com.au/prod...p?id=32&pid=19

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Leaving aside any onboard storage issues - how big a RIB could a 15hp power (with reasonable performance when more than 1 onboard) - 13' (4 Metre)?
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Old 29-01-2012, 04:24   #67
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See my post on Aquabay ribs. Much the same deal I expect.

Http://www.aquabaymarine.com.au/prod...p?id=32&pid=19

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Seems like a good deal. But its in AU. I need one in California.
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Leaving aside any onboard storage issues - how big a RIB could a 15hp power (with reasonable performance when more than 1 onboard) - 13' (4 Metre)?
I had a well worn 15 hp Yamaha on an AB heavy rib. 3 people OK, lots of power. (that was probably 400 lb of people) 12-13 might work fine, with up to 3 people... how much more does that dingy weigh than a 10 ft? I think mine was about 125 lb. The longer dingy might get up on a plane easier if not too much heavier...
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Re: Tender for 40' Yacht ?

G'day, mate. This setup has served us well now for 14 years. Despite what everyone says, you can make a PVC dinghy last. The outboard's a 9.9 and could get up on plane with 4 lighter weight (roughly 525 pounds total) people. We lift the dinghy on the davits every night for security and to keep the bottom clean. On passages, we put the dinghy up on the forward bow. The 3mm aluminum floor provides adequate stability to allow 2 of us to stand (not on plane at this point) to avoid getting drenched when the waves start creeping over the oversized tubes.

You indicated lifting the outboard isn't an issue, but remember, to sustain the lifestyle long term, it's wise to take it easy on the body when ever you can. Our biggest use of the dinghy is getting to shore generally under trips of 500 meters or less. We also utilize a smaller outboard for these trips. It's also alot easier on the two of us dragging the dinghy & motor up and down the beach with the smaller outboard.
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Re: Tender for 40' Yacht ?

Hi all,
I notice most people seem to prefer ribs. I am currently looking for a new tender and am wondering if anyone has had experience with the poly boat. In particular the Smartwave 3500. I cruise Nth Qld, and think the harsh coral and sun will quickly wear on a rib, also I am thinking the poly hull will be kinder on my painted timber hull as opposed to aluminium.I am after a reasonably quick tender which will easily carry 4 to 5 people. Thoughts on the durability of poly style tenders would be appreciated.
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Re: Tender for 40' Yacht ?

A RIB will be nice and stable with 4-5 people. The early poly boats suffered UV degradation fast..... even up here in the PNW I hear they've solved that issue......
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I notice most people seem to prefer ribs. I am currently looking for a new tender and am wondering if anyone has had experience with the poly boat. In particular the Smartwave 3500. I cruise Nth Qld, and think the harsh coral and sun will quickly wear on a rib, also I am thinking the poly hull will be kinder on my painted timber hull as opposed to aluminium.I am after a reasonably quick tender which will easily carry 4 to 5 people. Thoughts on the durability of poly style tenders would be appreciated.
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G'Day AK,

We're getting much closer to our return (9 Nov). When we finally meet up face to face I'll show you how we've dealt with the various 15 hp o/bs
that we've had over the years. Involves halyards, etc. Dead easy, essentially zero cost.

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Hi Jim,

I'd love to know a bit more about this. I don't want davits on my lovely Baltic and I've got about 1.5m freeboard I would say. Being new to cruising, I've been puzzling on the tender issue. I've been concerned about both RIB and OB being very cumbersome to get onboard. At the same time, I've really wondered if a light engine such as a 2.5hp would be enough and from the comments here it certainly doesn't look like it will. The tides in the English channel surely will make this even more of an issue.

BTW - what precautions do people take on theft prevention?

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I'd love to know a bit more about this. I don't want davits on my lovely Baltic and I've got about 1.5m freeboard I would say. Being new to cruising, I've been puzzling on the tender issue. I've been concerned about both RIB and OB being very cumbersome to get onboard. At the same time, I've really wondered if a light engine such as a 2.5hp would be enough and from the comments here it certainly doesn't look like it will. The tides in the English channel surely will make this even more of an issue.
If you dont want ugly davits on the Baltic... wait until you see the barnacle scratches and gel coat chips from manhandling the dingy aboard with a halyard!
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Hmmm, somehow I feel you could have put that a little more friendly.

It seems to me that there must be a solution to avoiding scratches. Anybody any ideas. And how do you put davits on this, anyway, they would need to be far too long to support the weight and the backstay is in the way.

I'd welcome any constructive comments.


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