Boatbuilding Blog

February 10, 2011

Dinghy Tryout

Filed under: Dinghy — tomlarkin @ 9:31 am

Sunny and pleasant today so I took a vacation day to play with the dinghy. Everything worked surprisingly well! It was a bit heavy to start lifting, but not bad. I think I’ll need the block & tackle if I use a bigger, heavier boat. I stowed and launched it 5 times over a couple of hours. The dinghy is small, but rowed pretty well. I pulled it up in a 5 know breeze, with no problem. I think the pilothouse acts as a wind break while at anchor. I can cross under it pretty easily, even without blocking the bow up.

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1 Comment »

  1. Looks like a good system.

    The vice grips are a good match to Chris’ window crank handles on his ’65 pickup truck 🙂

    Comment by Ross — February 10, 2011 @ 11:32 am


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