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Old 19-02-2019, 09:42   #16
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Re: Nesting dinghys

Wow, very cool.

Can likely be tweaked to assemble in the water
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Old 19-02-2019, 09:46   #17
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But driving around the state, less coverage than VZW or ATT.

Might be worth spreading the budget across two services, would also mean a backup when you break / lose a phone.
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Old 20-02-2019, 09:31   #18
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What about this one, its a great aluminium nesting dinghy, the only downside is that it cannot be assembled in the water.....

By leaving out the middle it can be reduced from just over 3 meters to 2.4 meters.



I will get some more details,
anybody have any thoughts on how it would perform in rougher conditions??n
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Old 20-02-2019, 10:01   #19
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Re: Nesting dinghys

Up front, I like the 3 part nesting design to increase the length, yet maintain a smaller deck footprint.

Based on our experience w/our Spindrift 10' nester, my thoughts on the hull may perform, there might be some pounding in a chop due to the flat bottom. Also don't know how much spray you'd get over the forward section at WOT. These are the biggest issues we have currently w/our nester and will experimenting this year w/some splash guards/rails near the forward water line to deflect the spray.

It looks like it could be an excellent rower. Possibly may want to add an elongated skeg/keel to help track better in cross winds.


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Old 22-02-2019, 06:41   #20
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Re: Nesting dinghys

Does it sail?
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Old 22-02-2019, 07:12   #21
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We have had a 10' Spindrift nester for a few years and like it. We upgraded it to be an expedition dinghy w/a depth sounder and some nice connector brackets as shown on this site.


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I also built a Nesting Spindrift, 10'. Really like it. Rows really well, I can get it going fast enough that I hear water gurgling from the front as it slices through the water. Added a wear strip onto the bottom of the keel.
Only thing I don't like is that as with all rigid dinghys, it can be kind of rickety when you get in. As such I've bought a regular inflatable to use for the wife and kids, they feel more comfortable in it from the perspective of not flipping over on them.
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I also built a Nesting Spindrift, 10'. Really like it. Rows really well, I can get it going fast enough that I hear water gurgling from the front as it slices through the water. Added a wear strip onto the bottom of the keel.
Only thing I don't like is that as with all rigid dinghys, it can be kind of rickety when you get in. As such I've bought a regular inflatable to use for the wife and kids, they feel more comfortable in it from the perspective of not flipping over on them.

Never felt it "rickety", but I could see it being more tipsy when trying to load a family as compared to an inflatable. Never came close to flipping ours over though.
We have purchased inflatables (as a 2nd car), but eventually sell them again, since it hard to beat all the virtues of our nester.

As previously mentioned if I had to make a new one I would add a bit more freeboard. This would help whencarring a lot of gear w/2 people or 3 good sized adults. Also would help me for rowing as I am tall and have longer legs. We also added a SS strike strip on the bottom of the keel.


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