[Public-List] Light weight hard dingy?

Gordon Laco via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Tue Aug 26 05:55:55 PDT 2014

I've always admired the smaller of the American-built Dwyer dinghies... But
they're not cheap.  One usually gets what one pays for.

I bought an Optimist dinghy from our club's sailing school when they
replaced our fleet - I thought it would make a good dink but it's too low to
be elegantly converted to rowing.  So I had an 18" extension welded onto the
mast and put the rig in our Boston Whaler 'Squall'.  The Squall is still a
damned beer barrel to tow, but sails much better than with the Sunfish rig
it was originally supplied with.

426 Surprise

On 25/08/14 10:03 PM, "Amy & David Swanson via Public-List"
<public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

> All -
> Any suggestions on a light weight rowing dingy?  Prefer fiberglass, only
> needs to carry 2 adults in reasonably protected waters.  Good towing,
> decent rowing, and light weight are the priorities, in that order.  Plus
> low price of course.  Not looking necessarily for one for sale, just
> ideas.  I have two different 8-foot models that pass the tow & row tests
> but are heavier than what I am looking for (they carry 3 & 4 adults,
> which I no longer need to do.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> David Swanson
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