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#162678 - 01/12/09 07:45 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
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Is it yours yet???
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#162682 - 01/12/09 08:01 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
Is it yours yet???


Almost, with no known obstacles to closing the deal in the next 10 days or so. I have all the paperwork, the last marine survey from 5 years ago, etc. Working now to line up the insurance and the marina; have financial backing if - as is likely - it is necessary to get those. A seller carry-back deal.

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#162684 - 01/12/09 08:19 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
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Good luck with it!!!
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#162827 - 01/13/09 05:48 AM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
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I was wondering what you would have as a tender, unless you decide not to use one?
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#162917 - 01/13/09 06:03 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: scafool]
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Originally Posted By: scafool
I was wondering what you would have as a tender, unless you decide not to use one?


I am wondering also.

I may be able to get back a sit-on-top Hobie Adventure (pedal drive)kayak from a friend of mine, which will be okay if I don't mind the likelihood getting a bit damp. This would also be great for some fishing and exploring away from the sailboat.

A more conventional small pram or other rowboat might make better long-range sense; maybe I can build something serviceable within my miniscule budget.

I like the idea of inflatable dinghies, but I haven't actually seen one I like very much.

Thoughts?

Thanks.

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#162953 - 01/13/09 08:47 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
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"... sit-on-top Hobie Adventure (pedal drive)kayak..."

Keeping in mind that I am not a sailor, could you rig an electric trolling motor to one of those? Might beat pedalling if you have any distance to travel...
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#162968 - 01/13/09 10:18 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
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I don't have an answer either. At 29 feet space matters.
Inflatables are easy to stow, but a towed dingy is really handy to just hop into and go to the beach in.

Hopefully one of the others will have some good suggestions.
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#162971 - 01/13/09 10:31 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: dweste]
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Your idea of building a dinghy/pram reminded me of this site I saw.
http://koti.kapsi.fi/hvartial/dinghy1/simboii.htm

He has a plan for building 2 very small ones out of 3 sheets of thin plywood. I have not tried one yet but they look fairly good.
If they work well I could see building one to keep and one for selling to pay for material costs.
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#162974 - 01/13/09 10:52 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: scafool]
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I think that this may have been mentioned here before, but the Porta-bote might work for you. I see lots of them strapped to the sides of RV's...
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#163459 - 01/16/09 06:30 PM Re: Indefinite survival on the water [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
the Porta-bote might work for you.


How do those things stand up to heavy use?

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