Yacht tender that does it all Ideas?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by svloki1, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. svloki1
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    svloki1 New Member

    My first post :)

    I am looking at plans for a building a dinghy in either strip plank, plywood, or possibly a hybrid of the two techniques. Size around 12-14 feet. I will make it nesting.

    The hard part is that I like 3 different boats; one that rows well, One that sails like a race boat, and one that planes under power with 2 adults.

    Is this too much to ask in one dinghy?

    Pic is my current dinghy, planes well with 2 adults, rows ok, I think would not be a great sailboat.

    Ideas appreciated!

    Bruce
     

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  2. Silver Raven
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    Silver Raven Senior Member

    Gooday 'svloki1' - Bruce - Not long ago I spotted the best little sailing/rowiung/o/bmotor dinghy I've seen in 40 years - made by some people in the West coast of USA>

    info@PTwatercraft.com - - PT11 nesting dinghy - not cheap but the best I've ever come across.

    I've spent 50 years building, designing, sailing & racing yachts for my living. Ciao, james
     
  3. svloki1
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    svloki1 New Member

    Thanks James

    Very sweet design!

    I especially like their attention to details- rounded stem, foil shaped blades. They got it right with the 4 reinforcing "knees" on the aft divider bulkhead.

    Not sure about the decked bow section. Looks really uncomfortable to sit up there when under power.

    The only thing I would like is ability to plane under both sail and power. Might be asking for too much.

    I agree, 1,100 for basic kit is seems pretty high. The hardware does look very cool.
     

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  4. svloki1
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    For a mere 580 USD they sell a set of 4 of those really cool stainless connectors.
     
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