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Old 24 January 2011, 17:01   #1
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Help, any ideas in a dinghy?

Need a new dinghy. Don't want an inflatable.

Needs to fit one person, be dragged or lifted up a steep beach, 20m at low tide, by one person. But needs to be seaworthy enough for up to 5 knot tide on menai straits with wind blowing, both to row and leave on mooring when out No engine, just to row 50m max.

Budget, ideally sub 500, as left on beach in summer so not spending any more than that. New (could scuff up to look uninteresting) or second hand. Really struggling.

We had a 2nd hand 6ft fiberglass hull one With plastic insert but now its dead after 4 years of dragging.

???? Anyone ????
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Old 24 January 2011, 17:06   #2
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I've got a mould for one sat on my drive, I don't mind knocking one up for the cost of materials if you want, if its not what you want I'll keep it for myself?
The old Mirror dinghys seem to work well round here.
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Need a new dinghy. Don't want an inflatable.

Needs to fit one person, be dragged or lifted up a steep beach, 20m at low tide, by one person. But needs to be seaworthy enough for up to 5 knot tide on menai straits with wind blowing, both to row and leave on mooring when out No engine, just to row 50m max.

Budget, ideally sub 500, as left on beach in summer so not spending any more than that. New (could scuff up to look uninteresting) or second hand. Really struggling.

We had a 2nd hand 6ft fiberglass hull one With plastic insert but now its dead after 4 years of dragging.

???? Anyone ????
Something here (http://www.atlanticfocus.com/TENDERS%20PAGE.htm) might do you?
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Old 24 January 2011, 17:15   #4
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I've got a mould for one sat on my drive, I don't mind knocking one up for the cost of materials if you want, if its not what you want I'll keep it for myself?
The old Mirror dinghys seem to work well round here.
Sounds great. Any further spec chewy? What would it be made of? Length etc? Any pics?

Polwart, cheers. Look better than others I found
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I'll try drag it out tomorrow as its under an SR4 at the moment.
It would be GRP and laid up as you want, I spoke to a couple of different places who recommended different layups for the same job....
I think its about 6 or 7ft long?

I bought it to make one myself as I have the same problem as you... can't find a decent one that lasts!
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Kayak, perhaps?

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Is this any good http://www.andyseedhouseboats.co.uk/...ist2.php?cat=8 the plastimo one at 295 I know its a bit far but I think would be ideal for what you want it for, built in launch wheel and all that.
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One of those injection moulded plastic things,weren't they called 'tabur yak' or something similar??
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Polwarts your man for roto moulded boats.
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One of those injection moulded plastic things,weren't they called 'tabur yak' or something similar??
Fun Yaks Polwart has one.



http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en...w=1659&bih=761
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Polwarts your man for roto moulded boats.
rotomoulding is not the same thing as injection moulding. I'm not aware of any injection moulded tenders (the only I.M. boat I know of is the topper). I.M. opens up a different range of polymers, but are limited in size (the topper was, and may still be, the biggest IM tool in any industry) and generally more expensive and complex. Rotomoulding brings some benefits (no inherent stress from moulding), larger parts, lower cost tooling and machinery, and is used for tenders, kayaks, dinghies (including performance boats as well as simpler training boats) and powerboats (I think up to 8m long)
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Fun Yaks Polwart has one.
FunYak is just one brand of rotomoulded boats - others at the tender size include Pioneer, Marine Revolution, Plastimo, WalkerBay (available with inflatable tube option!), Tabrum...

Another plastic boat option would be - Bic (as in the pens!) who make a range of thermoformed (from Sheets I believe) boats which are antitheft because of their ugliness! This includes a model called "Sportsyak" Googling tabur yak brings up images of something very similar - so either a previous name / splash! / foreign name.


EDIT: Oh but the canoe/kayak option might be worth some thought - it would be usable not just as a tender but also when fuel becomes so expensive you can't afford to go out any more or when the opti falls to pieces again and you are left high and dry!
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I like the canoe/kayak option better get your bcu level 2 HUMBER P4VWL. l.o.l.
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cheers for the help... and digs. ()

reckon the plastimo looks good if i can sort out delivery.

Canoe wouldnt be my old mans cup of tea and id worry leaving it floating on the mooring. Would it not capsize?
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cheers for the help... and digs. ()

reckon the plastimo looks good if i can sort out delivery.

Canoe wouldnt be my old mans cup of tea and id worry leaving it floating on the mooring. Would it not capsize?
No not if it's a sit on top. But it would definitely get nicked
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Paul found this on ebay extra 50 but brand new with free delivery.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-Plas...item53dc3576a6
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