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Old 22-03-2019, 10:25   #61
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

I should add, only works on inflatables
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Old 22-03-2019, 10:26   #62
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

Hey
Install a bilgepump electrical og put over a sheed
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Old 22-03-2019, 10:31   #63
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

Portland Pudgy:
It’s self-bailing when carrying around 25 pounds or less.

Great website at :>> portlandpudgy - dot - com

A few years ago when in Maine at Rockland boat show we met the designer and laid in one to check out "sleeping in the lifeboat". We were very impressed.

From their website FAQ:

"The Pudgy is low maintenance. It’s self-bailing when carrying around 25 pounds or less (a real pleasure after a heavy rain). You can tow the Portland Pudgy with the drain plug open, and it stays dry inside. “When you pull the drain plug, instead of filling up and sinking it drains out completely empty. This single thing makes the Pudgy 1/10 the chore of owning compared to any other dingy we have had. ” Rolland T., MI It’s easy to clean inside and out. The gutters in the floor run to the drain, so it’s easy to wash out the cockpit with a good rinse. The UV treated polyethylene protects against sun damage. Unlike inflatable boats, it is not prone to deteriorate in sunlight."



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Old 22-03-2019, 10:35   #64
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

I used to manufacture the EasyBailer, but no longer do. I do, however, sell plans to build your own based on the one I built. The cost of the plans is a $25 donation to prostate cancer research. See easybailer.com for details.
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Old 22-03-2019, 11:21   #65
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

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Nice cover would solve your problem...

You can buy covers for most small boat lengths.

I made a cover from Surlast seconds from Rochford and it works great. It's an 8 foot hard dinghy. I made a scrap fibreglass whip antenna into a hoop support for the cover.

Very little water gets in, mostly through the zipper (it's a waterproof zipper, but I left a gap at the end to begin with). The cover also stops varying shades of slime growing in the dinghy...

Installing the cover is easy when the dinghy's moored at the dock where you can easily reach down. Otherwise, doing it from inside the boat is difficult and comical for observers...
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

There's always the option of fitting a rain cover (think tent for your tender). If it's well designed it will be easy to put up and take down while not taking up too much room when stowed.
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Old 22-03-2019, 11:55   #67
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Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

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Nice cover would solve your problem...


And a couple of beach balls to keep the cover up so it doesn’t just form a lake.
Then of course you have to uncover the boat every time and deflate the beach balls.
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Old 22-03-2019, 12:44   #68
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

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Install a bilgepump electrical:
That was our solution with an ultima floatswitch
Easy.
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

Thanks for spelling “Dingy” correctly! Let’s never forget that all-important “h”!
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

Use a Jet Ski for a dinghy.
Stable, easy to tow, FAST, and water just runs off it.
I have used one for years and LOVE it.
How about a dinghy race?

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Use a Jet Ski for a dinghy.
Stable, easy to tow, FAST, and water just runs off it.
I have used one for years and LOVE it.
How about a dinghy race?

How do I carry out several weeks worth of supplies?
The 200 litre water bladder full of water?
Run out the 8 crab pots?
Etc
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Old 23-03-2019, 01:21   #72
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

If you can find one, a Bic 245 dinghy can be left afloat with the drain plug out and it will allow any rainfall to drain away. Only a small amount of water will enter through the drain plug if you have to climb in to replace the plug before use. It's also very stable, unsinkable, unbreakable (well...almost), and it rows and motors reasonably well too! Unfortunately only available as an 8' long dinghy but if that's sufficient - it's pretty much perfect.


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Old 23-03-2019, 07:21   #73
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How do I carry out several weeks worth of supplies?
The 200 litre water bladder full of water?
Run out the 8 crab pots?
Etc
Ga gotta get a BIG Jet Jki
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

Most US states prohibit PWC use after dark and even the half hour before sunset and the half hour after sunrise, lights or no. I'm not sure about other countries.

Seems like a pretty restricted vessel for use as a dinghy. Do you also carry a kayak or SUP for those times you need the family car after dark?

I couldn't even count the number of times we have used our dinghy in the dark or near-dark conditions.
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Re: Is there a Dingy that doesn't sink when rain water collects?

Someone mentioned a Caribe. Most rigid bottom inflatables that have a fiberglass hull have a flat floor and a space between the hull and floor. They all float with the floor above the waterline. Even with the outboard mounted.
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