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Has anybody seen any plans for a lightweight (thinking foam sheathed in glass or carbon) nesting dingy? A modified ply design might do the trick.

 

I'm probably hoping for a pram design around 2.5 - 3m long.

 

My current glass dink is great to row and tow, but takes up too much space on the foredeck, and its a bit heavy, and the inflatable doesn't row and needs a outboard and fuel to be useful, hence i think next winters project could be a neat little lightweight nester.

 

Any ideas?

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I know the exact one you're after Tuffy, it's mine.

 

Ply, lightweight, rows real sweet, had mum and the 2 kids aboard for big up river sussing adventures, does 5kts with a Yammy 2hp when one up, can be towed at 12kts and as yet I've not been beaten in a Sailing Dingy race. About 2mts long, I must measure it.

 

One of the Piedy boys wants one so we'll probably bang of a pattern or maybe a mold and make some carbon foam ones.

 

I'll grab a photo... while I measure it ;)

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I know the exact one you're after Tuffy, it's mine.

 

Ply, lightweight, rows real sweet, had mum and the 2 kids aboard for big up river sussing adventures, does 5kts with a Yammy 2hp when one up, can be towed at 12kts and as yet I've not been beaten in a Sailing Dingy race. About 2mts long, I must measure it.

 

One of the Piedy boys wants one so we'll probably bang of a pattern or maybe a mold and make some carbon foam ones.

 

I'll grab a photo... while I measure it ;)

 

Id be keen to see that knotty, could be the business.

 

BP's link was quite good as well, a few mods and it could do the trick, but in foam.

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just check pretty carefully what the weight savings may be in foam/glass vs 4mm ply - might not as much as you think?

 

I love the PT11, want one to go on the davits of my 40' Cruising cat (in a decade or so....)

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Check online for a lightweight nesting dinghy called the stasha. I'm thinking of getting a set of plans and building one. Should be pretty good for a geriatric couple on an H28.

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Concur with Clipper.... yet still surprised a rafttard can think mono :twisted: ;)

 

We had a play with numbers and to make a lightweight 7ft dingy makes little sense out of carbon and foam. Minimal weight savings if any but a huge higher cost and less durability over plywood.

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