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Date Posted: - Monday - 04/14/08 - 5:34pm
Author: Jared
Subject: Dink
In reply to: Jake 's message, "Dink" on - Sunday - 04/13/08 - 2:43pm

Thanks for the response. I'd love to see some pictures. I'm considering davits for everyday use but since I'm hoping to do some extended cruising with offshore passages, I'd like a dinghy that I can secure on deck somehow. I wouldn't want a dinghy hanging out there in nasty conditions.

...so I guess I'm looking for a dinghy that rows well, can sail, can carry at least two adults and a bit of stuff, and can fit on deck somehow. I might have better luck finding a live jackalope.

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[> [> [> Dinghy for Mariner 31 -- John Seyna, - Wednesday - 04/16/08 - 12:43pm

Hi Jared,
Interesting, but I had the same thought for my 31 ft Mariner (Champagne). Mine is an older 31 with a tiller, but the problem is the same as you've outlined: where to put it! I acquired a 7ft Dyer Dhow dinghy (fiberglas), and after much thought, I am planning to fabricate aluminum davits and bolt to the transom. I should be able to get it high enough to avoid any rough seas. I do not want a tow behind, and there is just not enough room on deck. The dinghy needs to be able to support 2 people, so not many choices left!

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