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Old 20-04-2016, 11:07   #16
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Re: 300 lb dingy for 20' 2000 lb sailboat?

This thread is quite funny. Almost as funny as 4 people and their gear in a 9 foot dinghy with a 4hp motor trying to motor upwind for 1/2 a mile against 20 knots of wind trying to reach their anchored vessel and stay dry at the same time...
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Old 20-04-2016, 11:39   #17
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Re: 300 lb dingy for 20' 2000 lb sailboat?

The only good reason for doing this is that you cannot sell one before you leave. Your 16 footer will slow you a lot. If you really need it as a life raft then dump your 20 footer for whatever you can get before you leave. As you don't plan to live-aboard either one why not trailer the one you keep?
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Old 20-04-2016, 12:00   #18
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Re: 300 lb dingy for 20' 2000 lb sailboat?

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Anyone notice the OPs screen name is Dumbaaaa? Maybe there is a reason.


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That is his or her name, but that wasn't nice, and we do have that rule here.

So lets be nice OK? No piling on, the only dumb question is the one not asked, right?
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Old 20-04-2016, 12:40   #19
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Re: 300 lb dingy for 20' 2000 lb sailboat?

Towing the 16'er is a mistake. It should be firmly lashed or bolted alongside, making the whole thing into one big lopsided trimaran, so all the sails can be used to push it along. Betcha that ADDS at least a knot of speed, until the hull speeds are reached.
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Old 20-04-2016, 19:01   #20
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Re: 300 lb dingy for 20' 2000 lb sailboat?

Yikes, I don't like towing my 8' dinghy behind my 35' sailboat.

Docking might get pretty interesting. The dinghy in some cases will prevent you from heaving and pitching as designed and might make for some very uncomfortable sailing in chop.

You don't really say where you sail, or how many of you, an inflatable stand up paddle board might make for a reasonable dinghy on a 20 footer, stow it inflated along your life lines. Cold water that won't work obviously though.

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Old 20-04-2016, 19:17   #21
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Re: 300 lb dingy for 20' 2000 lb sailboat?

Sometime pull on a tow line and see the forces involved.
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