Originally Posted by little
Your thoughts and guidance in what size multi-hull sailboat and brand has room between hulls for a tender/dinghy of the size mentioned above would be greatly appreciated. As for the poling skiff the weight with 40-50hp motor/fuel would be less than 600-700lbs all synthetic composite and probably vacuum infused.
I could not agree more on the benefits of a big tender
. Not just fishing
and skiing, but safety
as well. Unfortunately, hanging it off the stern requires a big mother ship.
A solution is shown at Harryproa Cruiser 60 |
(last picture on the page). This one is only 12' long, but with a centre seat running across the tender to allow access across it to the other hull
, the tender can be up to 20' long.
This set up also allows the tender to be a second motor
for the mothership. The tender acts as a floating sled so there is no aeration of the prop and no waves soaking the outboard
The tender at Tender |
was designed as an introduction
to some infusing techniques which minimise or eliminate grinding, fairing, tabbing, etc. It can easily be made self bailing and by including a couple of seat height bulkheads, the bow section could be removable (4 butterfly nuts) to make it a small, rowable cat for the grocery run.
Any questions, please ask.