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Old 23-10-2015, 19:58   #46
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Re: A real problem with the dinghy

+1 for the tiller extension. Better boat trim in some cases as well as a nicer posture.


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Old 24-10-2015, 19:57   #47
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I totally agree with the jockey seat as a solution. We are getting one installed this winter. B, where did you get this picture? It's a nice option compared to Plastimo.

Ok, sorry, I found the photo. Can't figure out the manufacturer but will continue to look.
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Old 25-10-2015, 02:39   #48
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Re: A real problem with the dinghy

All good thoughts.

As to the core strengthening... I have sore muscles I didn't even know existed!

I feel like the core strengthening is the first step. It's free and should be done anyway. Once that's done, I'll re evaluate the dinghy setup.
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Re: A real problem with the dinghy

Well, bottom line, I think sitting on the tube on a RIB is about as good as it gets really. I agree with the posters... if the water is rough SLOW DOWN, in rough water it absolutely is better than banging thru the chop. In Flat-ish water go for it!
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Old 25-10-2015, 11:47   #50
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Well, bottom line, I think sitting on the tube on a RIB is about as good as it gets really. I agree with the posters... if the water is rough SLOW DOWN, in rough water it absolutely is better than banging thru the chop. In Flat-ish water go for it!


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Standing is best when you have back issues.
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Standing is best when you have back issues.
Well........ yes...... as long as you swim well....AND go slow...
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Old 25-10-2015, 12:12   #52
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Re: A real problem with the dinghy

You may want to try a Livingston for your next dinghy. You sit on the center channel of the hull the way you would a jockey seat and the cat hull rides good too.
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Re: A real problem with the dinghy

Update:

I have isolated 2 problems and solved the overall issues.

1) I have been sitting on the starboard tube, using my right hand to hold on and left to steer/throttle. Due to the inclination of the hull (bow up) this compressed my already crooked back in the wrong direction, forcing it to be even more crooked while making way in the dingy, which pinched my nerves. This is why "just slow down" actually made things worse! I was sitting in that horrible nerve pinching position for 3x longer, which was agony compared to getting it over with. Solution: I will now sit to port, steering/throttle with my right hand. Too bad the tiller is on the wrong side.

This will curve my back the better way, actually helping straighten it during dinghy rides.

2) Weak core. Still working on this one. Continuing to try to straighten out the back by evening out the muscles on both sides.
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Sit on a cushion, like a pfd. Absorbs the impact
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