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Old 09 June 2005, 18:11   #1
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Dell Quay Dories

I've seen a 3m Dell Qauy dory with 9.9 4stroke Yam, at what seems like a fair price. My question is, how stable are these boats, and how are they for wash (it's going to be used on inland waters - don't want much wash!)
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Old 09 June 2005, 19:58   #2
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In my yoof I did Rescue Boat duty most saturdays at Beccles Sailing Club on the Broads. We used a 13ft Dell Quay dory with a 25hp mariner. Good stable boat but made lots of wash at semi dis and planing speeds I'm afraid. Not that we ever planed on the river, course not, well not once we knew the River Inspector had gone past!

They are bloody useless in a chop though. Tend to go through waves rather than over them!

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Old 10 June 2005, 03:21   #3
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Tim when you are looking at this boat check the weight sometimes they get water in the foam between the two skins and can become very heavy Other than that they are a great boat for river work and are virtually wash free, once on the plane, when compared to a RIB especially my RIB Des
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Good stable boats but, as Allan says, a VERY WET ride in a chop. Bit underpowered with a 9.9 I would have thought tho'.
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On my level 2 course in the river Tamar (above the Tamar bridge so we're talking 1/2 miles upstream) in a very severe chop for a river, my instructor commented that his colleague had also been on the river in similar conditions in a Dory "How did he get on ?" says me
"Oh fine, they all swam ashore " comes the reply
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I'm looking at this as a replacement for a 10 foot aluminium "Sea Nyph". The nyph has sunk twice in the last month becasue its so unstable. It's got no inherant boyancy, and creates a hell of a wash, so it's going!

How much does a 3m Dory of this sort weigh?
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How much does a 3m Dory of this sort weigh?
They are heavy, much heavier than your "Nymph"
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