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Old 09-02-2011, 06:51   #16
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I don't remember doubling too many people on my trail bike - and I would have loved some chic to have gripped my thighs in any inappropriate manner!


I, too, don't think standing is the most safe method.

As Matt points out my new dinghy is lighter than the average fiberglass one, though its still made of fiberglass. Its difficult in a chop, but this idea of holding on is more universal too.

I think Minggat is spot on with the keep low and I'm going to experiment with some kind of seat inside. But the lower one is the more difficult to see forward.I'm very interested to hear of a better way to hold on, of to be hung on!




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Old 18-02-2011, 16:28   #17
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Always hang on. We stand up and hold onto a line that comes from the bow. My dink only goes WFO. I have a piece of pvc pipe on the tiller as an extension.Have to warn the passenger when slowing down or they'll go over the bow. Have had as many as four persons in my dink, all standing behind each other.

They stand in the dinghy? is it inflatable? how large is the dink? I thought you are not supposed to stand in them?
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My suggestion was counselling Mark not to loop his entire hand under the dink's strap-type handles, which was doing at the time.
This is very good advice IMO but ...

I find that in really rough conditions I don't hold on. I need both my hands for keeping my teeth, toupee and glasses from flying away. I can usually control the beer case with one of my feet as long as I'm not wearing shoes. The beer I'm actually drinking is a little harder to manage but I can usually handle the throttle and a beer can at the same time.
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Not a fan of standing myself, but I'll never forget the sight of the charter chics in the VI (why are they called Virgin Islands?) blasting ashore standing up in their really mini skirts trying to stay dry. Quite inspirational.
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Mark,

Seems to me you need to do what the old Royal Navy saying taught: "One hand for the ship, one hand for yourself".

Personally, I like the rope grab such as you described, which for me it lends a bit to my balance. For your other hand, I'd hold on to his gal; where you go, she goes. All for safety of course.

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Let me see if I've got the facts straight: Markj gets into mct's dink, and after mct's girlfriend sits on Markj's hand, mct tells Markj that it would be better not to hang on.

This is where the story gets fuzzy. The way I see it, Markj complies with mct's instructions for one of four possible reasons:
a. he doesn't realize that some gentlemen take exception to having Austrailians touching their girlfriend's butts;
b. he didn't realize that dinks with 25hp outboards go fast when driven by angry boyfriends;
c. he wasn't aware at that moment that mct could possibly have been a brain-fried moron;
d. he was too overcome by emotion to think clearly, it having been quite a while since he last fondled anything remotely resembling a woman.

Am I missing something here?
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I thought you are not supposed to stand in them?
You are not wrong.

While standing has it's positive points, there are reasons so few do it.
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I find the best way to pillion on a M/bike is to put my arms round the riders waist and rest my hands on his outer thighs... then if he starts playing silly buggers... a quick shift and squeeze of the nuts calms em down real quick....
And that would be why the act of riding behind someone on a motorcycle is "Riding Bitch."
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And that would be why the act of riding behind someone on a motorcycle is "Riding Bitch."
Nope... more a case of "plain Chicken"... have serious trust issues with someone else at the controls...
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Markj gets into mct's dink, and after mct's girlfriend sits on Markj's hand, mct tells Markj that it would be better not to hang on.


Am I missing something here?
Nope. I think you encapsulated the facts.


The situation (with dink stability not D's butt) was the wing things on the outboard. They work!
Outboard Water Wing Thingies . . . They WORK !

But I still hang on to whatever I can.... or whoever is close
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rofl. me too, mark..boatman--ye got the right idea-- must be a product of our ages....LOL
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Re: Hold On in a Fast Dinghy ?

Would this qualify as a high speed dink? Holding on does seem to be a problem.

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Thats how the conversation started. I was sitting on her side, aft and had my hand through the loop and she sat on it. I suggested she need not move....
Well........ No wonder he was going fast!!!
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Re: Hold On in a Fast Dinghy ?

Looks like the cat was abandoning ship/dinghy.
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Man I love the expression on that cats face.....
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