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Old 14-10-2014, 12:54   #16
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Re: Dinghy Plans

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I am pretty confident you are going to be impressed with the boat. I nest mine on deck and launch it in 2 pieces bolting it up in the water. Amazingly easy. Rows a champ. Need to finish the sailing rig still..you'll want to make a cb plug if you want to tow it. Defender had a sail on a hinged water tight hatch. I think this is a better solution fir the forward compartment but added 25 bucks
This is good advice (cb plug)……….

Sorry to say that we lost our Chameleon. We were towing the boat in fairly heavy conditions. The boat tows really well and I had taped over the cb slot with duct tape because I had not gotten around to building that plug. My suspicion is that the tape failed. The boat took on water through the slot…….got heavy and swamped. :face palm:

Seriously bummed about this. The boat is excellent for its intended use. It is rugged. Rows like a dream. Sails like a champ. She will carry a good load. Motors great….. And we put a nice fit and finish on her. :bang head:

So believe it or not I am in the process of another build. Might just name her "Redux."
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Old 14-10-2014, 15:47   #17
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Had a Chameleon once, and sold it before I went cruising because I couldn't visualize putting it together in the chop I'm used to dealing with. Other than that I really liked it.
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