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Old 22-05-2015, 15:37   #16
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Re: 15'-16' Tender/Dinghy Doable?

One thing I not sure you've considered is where you'll take the tender. Here in New England, most towns on the water have public dinghy docks. Many of them limit the size of dinghys that wish to tie up there to 11 or 12' -- most likely because they are so crowded. I've occasionally seen larger, and I don't know how rigorously the rules are enforced, but not every place will let you tie up a 16' dinghy.

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Old 22-05-2015, 17:32   #17
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Re: 15'-16' Tender/Dinghy Doable?

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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.

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Old 22-05-2015, 19:13   #18
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Re: 15'-16' Tender/Dinghy Doable?


What you need is a tender like this. Built out of foam sandwich you can't beat the weight. means smaller motor for same performance.

The 4.2 meter (13ft 6ins) only weigh 85kg (165lbs)

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