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Replacement dinghy

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Robin
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Your Vessel Info: We live on a 40ft 1986 Birchwood TS37 which has been updated twin 260hp Yanmar diesels. Semi displacement shallow keel, 15kts cruise, 20kts WOT.
Location: Island harbour, Cowes, Isle of Wght, UK
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Re: Replacement dinghy

Postby Robin » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:16 pm

You are supposed to hook the fish not the dinghy. :lol: My son in England has a 25ft RIB He uses for offshore fishing in rough places like tide races, close to rocks etc and has not snagged a tube yet ( he says 8-) ) But I can see It could well worry some folk, including me.
Mark my words, it will be dark again by nightfall :)

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Re: Replacement dinghy

Postby tex » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:37 pm

Well, after zero support in the effort, I finally replaced our blown-out dinghy with a much younger, somewhat smaller 8’10” Walker Bay Genesis Rib. Bought a new Honda air-cooled 2.3 outboard for ICW use and still have the 9.9 for the Islands if we ever get there. Investment was 1.5 boat bucks. Now that we have a working dinghy again, the Admiral thinks it was a good idea. :roll:
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Re: Replacement dinghy

Postby ka8uet » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:57 pm

Robin, you had the same idea I did about painting a mural on the underide of the dink! I have a portabote, which i have not yet used. I think I would have to use the crane to lower it, and KNOW I would have to use the crane for the engine!
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Re: Replacement dinghy

Postby tex » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:26 pm

Where do you keep that dinghy, Helen? Don’t you have a set of davits on the stern?
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Re: Replacement dinghy

Postby ka8uet » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:49 pm

No, she's folded up and tied to the starboard side lifelines forward.

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