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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.



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