Classic Tender / Dingy Design

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  1. allan white
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    allan white Junior Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I am looking for a classic tender design in the 8 1/2 foot range. Herrshoff, Lawley etc. I would truly appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks in advance.

    Allan
     
  2. Grant Nelson
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  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Pick up a copy of "Building Classic Small Craft" (vol. 1 & 2) by John Gardner. Given the choice I think the Lawley tows astern better.
     
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    Grumman Aluminum sailing dink, lighter and far tougher than wood or GRP , aboyt 80 lbs in 8 1/2 ft .

    Sails great , mast and gear fit inboard, dual oarlock sets so two can row in a heavy slop.

    FF
     
  5. bntii
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    take a look at the Lawton tender

    In Gardners book as well.

    I have been building one for the last 8 years or so..... beautiful hull, a permanent fixture in my dining room.. hangs from the ceiling. I really kick myself- I tossed out the form and strongback after taking such paint to loft the plans and transpose the whole bit to 1' stations.
    A bit longer than you cited but the length makes for a more honest hull for rowing.
     
  6. allan white
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    allan white Junior Member

    Hello bntii,

    I have a client that would like me to build him a classic tender using my new infusion patent. I haven't been able to find any decent photos of the Lawley. Do you have any of yours by chance?

    Allan White
     
  7. bntii
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    Hello Allan,

    I am building the Lawton tender- not the Lawley. Seems the two designs were going head to head at the time they were built. Interesting story as recounted by Gardner in his book. I have been building for so long it escapes me why I chose the Lawton, but I believe it had something to do with this design being the superior craft in the short- 10' length when compared to the Lawley. The second link has a page scanned from Gardner's book which has the table of offsets and lines.

    Pics of the Lawton as picked up on the net:

    http://www.newfound.com/images/rowboats/lawtontender.jpg
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    http://www.northbayboatworks.com/BoatsDelivered/Tevere/Tevere.html
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  8. Greenseas2
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    Selway Fisher Dinghies

    Take a look at the Selway Fisher Red Shank dinghy. They have a really nice appearance and go together relatively fast. Additionally they are light enough to lift aboard with ease.
     
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