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Is there a dinghy that can sail, row and motor?


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We have used a Seabird 2.8 (or whatever the small on is in length) for about 12 years. We have two adults up in it for rowing and with 2.5HP outboard. Sailing is fine but you get a wet bum from the bilge. Works for us in conjunction with a 3m RIB and 15HP. I would suggest a 3.2 and perhaps a removable inflatable or foam ring for a fender and buoyancy. We keep ours on deck and it's fine to handle on a halyard and winch. Great to have a sail and explore in quiet with no engine.

 

enjoy.

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Hi

 

We have used a Seabird 2.8 (or whatever the small on is in length) for about 12 years. We have two adults up in it for rowing and with 2.5HP outboard. Sailing is fine but you get a wet bum from the bilge. Works for us in conjunction with a 3m RIB and 15HP. I would suggest a 3.2 and perhaps a removable inflatable or foam ring for a fender and buoyancy. We keep ours on deck and it's fine to handle on a halyard and winch. Great to have a sail and explore in quiet with no engine.

 

enjoy.

Thanks Elenya, great to hear and thanks for the suggestions.

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I'll .... third that, on the Delta - I still have mine sitting in the front yard - not much use with my eGBE.

A bit heavy/big but fun to sail, great tender, motor/row etc.  

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Forgive my ignorance Dan (I'm new to dinghies) - is that a delta?

Actually, I don't know! It looks like how it's been described on here.

 

I just thought it looked like a good cheap fit for a sailing tender, faster sailing lines than a few of the other options and looks light.

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I'll .... third that, on the Delta - I still have mine sitting in the front yard - not much use with my eGBE.

A bit heavy/big but fun to sail, great tender, motor/row etc.  

There seem to be bugger all of these for sale on trademe - maybe you need to reclaim that space in the front yard!

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No that is not a Delta - which were designed and built in GI,  that is a Ron Given Dot, I have had one for years but would not use it for a big payload or transport on an offshore yacht, our Joel White designed nutshells are far superior -Plans from Wooden Boat magazine or occasionally they come up on trademe. Tow very well sail very well and row as good as a 7'7"boat can.

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Don't MAC make an all in one dingy?

Yes but I think you'll find it is very heavy. Most of those rotational moulded vessel tend to be not lite.

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My little light 7fter (there abouts, 6ft 10 maybe) can motor at 5knts with a 2hp Yammy one up. Sails well and as yet undefeated. Rows like a dream. Have had Mum, Dad and 2 kids (of the 6 & 9yo size) in it and motored long distances, up rivers perfectly fine. It has been towed in excess of 12kts and did fine.

 

I believe it was the plug for a a fleet destined for Pine Harbour.

 

Once I get the big boat wet again I'm going to make a carbon one. I reckon the pair of oars will weigh more then the dingy.

2.3mts or 7' 6". A little more than I thought.

 

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and needs a clean.

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I just remembered, I have what may be a seabird about 9 footer. Has centercase and seating. Needs a rig to sail. Motors ok, but definitely a displacement shape.

 

Also needs a little (ok, a lot) TLC but is available for nix.

 

If anyone wants a communal tender let me know and I'll unlock it.

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