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Old 15 November 2008, 21:25   #1
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Silly Late Night Idea #1

I bought a fairly recent Avon Redcrest at auction on Friday for a ridiculously cheap price. It's been painted in camoflage colours but looks like it's hardly been used.
The original idea was to use it occasionally as a tender as it rolls up quite small but I've had one of those maybe not quite as silly as it sounds late night ideas...

I was pondering making it some floorboards and I began to wonder if it'd be feasable to turn it into a sailing dinghy?
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Old 15 November 2008, 22:01   #2
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Crazy idea but why not. The big problem would be how to attach a keel or it will just slide sideways. Perhaps you could rig a lee board.
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Crazy idea but why not. The big problem would be how to attach a keel or it will just slide sideways. Perhaps you could rig a lee board.
Already thought of that-I think I could use what would effectively be a big flat elephants trunk that comes up through the floorboards and a wooden seat with a slot in it for a daggerboard instead of the inflatable seat.

I should be able to make all that removable so it'll still roll up to use as a tender.
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Old 15 November 2008, 22:47   #4
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Already thought of that-I think I could use what would effectively be a big flat elephants trunk that comes up through the floorboards and a wooden seat with a slot in it for a daggerboard instead of the inflatable seat.

I should be able to make all that removable so it'll still roll up to use as a tender.
Sounds good to me. How about fixing an extension on the seat with a simple socket for the mast. You are are big guy so that boom is going to have to be quite high.
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Tinker Tramp

Tinker Tramp - sailing SIB.

No reason why you can't do it to an Avon.
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so if this is #1 whats #2 ?
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so if this is #1 whats #2 ?
#2 is forgetting the sailing rig (too much hassle) and using a baby power kite to pull it along for fishing.
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I've ended up with Two inflatable keels for the smaller Nashers SIB.
If one would be of any use to you, then you are welcome to have one.

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