folding dinghys

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by whitepointer23, May 9, 2011.

  1. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    hello everyone. i am looking for a good folding dinghy plan, there are several plans on the net, i would like to know if anyone has built one and what they think of it. something 7 or 8 foot that can carry 2 adults and row fairly well. i have to row about 300 mts to my mooring and need to carry the folded dinghy in my car. i currently use a 9 ft inflatable and hate it. i like the look of portabotes but they are to costly.
     
  2. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    some "kid" on this forum did a nice homebuilt/plans

    quite small and simple dingy, sounds like exactly what you are looking for.

    He was also selling plans.

    I'll try to dig it up.

    It was at least a year ago, IIRC.
     
  3. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    thank you, i look forward to seeing the plan.
     
  4. pistnbroke
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    pistnbroke I try

    just google folding boats ....you may consider a nesting design where the 2 or 3 parts fit inside one another for transport
     

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  5. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    thats another option as long as it is small enough to fit in the back of our territory .
     
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  7. pistnbroke
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    pistnbroke I try

    the concertina boat is great but his guy is in australia ...he does not want to be laughed out of town ....
     
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  9. Poida
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    Hi Whitepointer

    Don't like to answer your post by not answering the direct question, but have you considered a kayak which can be carried on a roofrack. Also it can be towed behind a boat to access reefs for snorkling etc. Sorry, what I mean is anchor the boat get on the kayak to access the reefs.

    Just adds that extra dimension to boating.
    Poida
     
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