FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A RIB Dinghy Question...

Mark Erdos



We are seriously considering the Highfield CL310. How and where do you secure your dink when underway?




With best regards,




Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275


Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season


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Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 7:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A RIB Dinghy Question...





Highfield and 3D Tender are made in the same factory and share designs and material.


You most likely will see 3D Tender in Europe.


I bought the 3D Tender brand in Martinique...Size is 310cm with a storage locker in the bow.



BeBe 387


On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:30 PM, James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:




   I am looking for a dinghy for my Maramu and the 260 UL sounds interesting.  Would you know if the aft cabin top on the Santorin is longer or shorter than the one on the Maramu?  My boat has a track for the mizzen boom that is a few inches forward of the aft end of the cabin whereas I believe that your track is on the aft deck.  


   Did you get the Hypalon or the PVC fabric?  I am wondering how long the powder coated aluminum will last,  i.e. will it outlast the PVC fabric under constant useage?  


   The dinghy is amazingly light at 64 lbs..





SV Sueno,  Maramu 46 #220

On Jun 29, 2016, at 4:30 PM, Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



We bought a Highfield Ultra Light 260 this year. Aluminium hull. It fits on the front deck of our Santorin inflated or on the afternoon deck with the bow deflated or completely deflated it sits easily inside the grab rails.
Also we got a 2 stroke 9.8  outboard. It weighs the same as a 6hp 4 stroke which is the max recommended by Highfield  works fine.
I haven't attempted to stow it in the lazarette. My guess is the depth won't accommodate the width.




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