1. W

    Dinghy Madness

    I have lost 2 dinghies from Silver Maiden. In both cases the painters parted in a storm while being towed astern. I am done with dinks disappearing! I am trying to figure out a way to mount the dink right to the stern. At the moment I am thinking some sort of hook and eye arrangement in the...
  2. C


    Hey guys! Looking for an used 8ft porta-bote. Ive been sailing to Two Harbors Catalina a lot this year and the $5 each way shore boat is getting pretty expensive. Especially since i have a sailing dog that doesnt like pee pads. After spending a few hundred dollars i think its time to put that...
  3. C

    WANTED Dinghy

    Not sure if this is the proper place to post this but I am looking for a small dinghy. I am taking my first trip to Catalina at the end of the month and would like to have a way in without relying on the shore boat service If this is the wrong place to post let me know and I will take it...
  4. jreddington

    Halkey Roberts "Old Style" dinghy valves

    I am trying not to lose an "old friend". I am amazed that the RIS inflatable that came with my E-28 has lasted the full 16 years I've owned the boat. It was made in Yugoslavia, which tells you how old it is. Figured I get a couple years out of it before purchasing a "real" dinghy, but it has...
  5. erikwfab

    West Marine dinghy oars replacement

    I just picked up a used West Marine/ Zodiac RU 260 inflatable without oars. I am looking for either a used pair or the plastic rowlock pins and collars so I can convert some to fit. Does anyone know of a source? I figure there must be some deflated boats and good oars out there somewhere...
  6. Sven

    Dinghy lifting bridle, why didn't I do this earlier ?

    I finally made a three-line bridle to lift the dinghy on board (and into the water). Why did I wait so long ? It made getting the dinghy back on board a 30-second "crank the spinnaker winch" exercise. I simply spliced three carbine hooks onto three 8' one quarter inch lines and then...
  7. Andrew Means

    That dinghy thread has got me feverish...

    Reading the dinghy poll has given me boat fever for a better dinghy... On the Wino (my Ericson 27) we have a chintzy little inflatable - it's nice because it's light, collapses well, but it tows really poorly and it rows worse. Also it's a pain in the ass to pump it up. The plastic oarlocks...
  8. V

    Bauer 8 sailing dinghy still for sale

    Price reduced to $1800. Vince Benn 267-799-6545
  9. T

    Registering the Dinghy

    So Escape Plan (E-38) is a Coast Guard Documented vessel so I dont have her registered with the state of Maryland. I pay I think $10 for a sticker from the state though. State registrations for cruising boats are worthless in any foreign port anyway but I wonder what the story is with tenders...
  10. S

    Dinghy Motor Mount Gunwale Protection

    Hi, In the attached pictures you'll see I have a Yankee Boatworks (now defunct) dinghy with a substantial finished wood gunwale. I also have a good 'ol British Seagull 40 plus that I would like to use occasionally with the dinghy. The dinghy is rated for the 2hp output of the Seagull. Are...
  11. J

    Mounting heavy dinghy outboard on E27 rail

    Hello All, Any opinions as to whether my E27 stern rail will be up to the task. I have already purchased a Mercury 9.9 four stroke for my new Walker Bay inflatable. I wanted a motor that would plane two....so this was my best option. Unfortunately the thing weighs 85 pounds (one of the...
  12. boethius27

    dinghy davits on a 35-II ?

    Anyone seen dinghy davits put on a 35-II? I'd love to be able to bring my dinghy along without having to haul it on deck or listen to it slap the water in tow the entire time, but I feel like it'd just look funny. This boat has such nice lines that I hate to detract from style with a big ol...
  13. Loren Beach

    Cover for dinghy needed

    I am looking for a cover for my 11 foot sailing dinghy. It seems difficult to find a company with a cover for a small sailing boat. It is a Ranger 11 (11' length, 4' 9" beam). All of the on-line sources seem oriented towards fishing and ski boats. Any suggestions? Thanks, Loren
  14. S

    Dinghy Suggestions

    I'm looking for ideas for a dinghy for my 35-2. I don't want to have to carry gasoline as well as diesel on board so my thoughts point toward a sail/row type with a capacity in the 500+ pounds range. I'd appreciate any ideas or tales of experience from other members. Al
  15. L

    Dinghy Motor Fuel Container

    Hello, All- We just bought a brand new Honda 2hp for the dink and I want to be real good to it. My question is, I have a fuel jug that I've used in the past for the old 2 stroke outboard so it held a fuel/oil mix. I like this fuel container because it doesn't use the newer, supposedly...
  16. Bob Robertson

    Dinghy Davits for a 38-200?

    Hi, My wife and I have a 1988 38-200. We currently have an Avon dinghy that we generally keep deflated and stowed in the cockpit locker. This keeps the dinghy clean and out of the way.<O:p I would like to replace the Avon with a Walker Bay dinghy with an inflatable floor. Deflated it's a...
  17. J

    Dinghy Mystery

    Hi Folks. I wasn't sure where to post this but here goes. I'm looking for an ID on the dinghy that came with my 35-2. Its an oldy but might be able to do some service as a sailing dinghy for the kids or a small tender for the mother ship. Anybody know anything about rigging this boat. I...
  18. M

    Dinghy Outboard Wanted

    A new 10'2" Mercury Airfloor inflatable has left Defender, and will be on my porch next week. Now I need a motor! I think I want a used Yamaha or Mercury 2-stroke in the 8-9.9hp range. Obviously, weight is a big factor. Unfortunately, I'm not finding many available in the usual places...
  19. F

    Any advice on best dinghy for exploring the bays?

    We are beginning to think about buying a dinghy for our E30+, partly as a safety back-up in the event of major boat problem, but mainly for my wife and I to explore the little bays and shoreline when we anchor out in the Gulf Islands, BC. With the limited storage on the E30+, I don't think we...
  20. T

    Dinghy Outboards

    I'm sourcing a 6hp motor for my dinghy and am wondering if anyone has any good advice or horror stories. Looks like new I could pay 1200-1500 for a Merc, Evinrude, Johnson, Nissan tohatsu suzuki etc... Hoping to get done around 500-700 used and seeing a lot on Ebay. Any brands to avoid and why?
  21. Jeff Asbury

    Two Harbors Dinghy Docks!

    Two Harbors was crowded! Here's a couple shots of the dinghy dock on Friday. Saturday it was three and four dinghy's deep! I'm waiting until fall to go back, when it thins out a bit. Still fun though.:soapbox:
  22. J

    Dinghy Storage and Launching Issues

    Hi Ok bought a hard walker bay like 8 foot dinghy for my E27. I have it upside down on the deck right now. I am looking for input on how others carry, tow, launch etc... without breaking their backs preferably. It is pretty awkward, but i do not really favour the idea of towing it all of...
  23. Jeff Asbury

    Sailing Dinghy $550.00 O.b.o.

  24. Jeff Asbury

    Trailer wanted for 10' Sailing Dinghy

    Trailer wanted for 10' Sailing Dinghy. Trailer for individual Personal Water Craft may work. Laser Trailer would be ideal. Preferably in the Southern California area.
  25. noproblemo2

    Dinghy Aft Hoists?

    Does anyone have any suggestions on the Garhaur lifts for dinghy's? Do they work? :confused:
  26. Jeff Asbury

    Does anyone know what type of sailing dinghy this is?

    What is it? Does anyone know what type of sailing dinghy this is? I know it's not a Ericson for sure, ha ha, and it is only 10 feet long with a 4' 3" beam, so it's not a Laser. The guy who sold it to me (only a 100 bucks) said he was told it was a Hobie Holder. I can't find any info on a...
  27. M

    dinghy technique

    I just have come back from a week anchoring out on Bear Lake in Utah. I used a D5 dinghy that I built and am very pleased with it. But... how do you tie it up to the boat at night. I tried several techniques and am not completely satisfied with any of them. I first tried just the painter and...
  28. T

    Inflateable Dinghy Restore

    I got this nice 8.5' inflateable from a neighbor that is a few years old and a little faded but otherwise in pretty good shape. (hey it was free) It holds air pretty well. I used it 2 weekends ago and after sitting overnight it needed a little topping off, maybe 2 or 3 pumps. Has a wood transom...
  29. noproblemo2

    E-38 Dinghy Davits/Hoist?

    Does anyone have or know of a good dinghy lift system for an E-38?
  30. C

    Dinghy Poll

    Hello everyone - I'm curious about what people have for dinghys. Please vote for the Poll and then maybe post what you have for a tender if you have the time. Thanks, Chris P.S.- Please select one type of boat --- the one you use most --- and then check off whether you have an...