Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu dimensions for dinghy storage

James Alton


   Sorry, I am not on my boat currently so I cannot provide the measurement that you need at this time.  I did want to wish you luck with your plans to section your 10’ Falmouth Punt and try to make her stackable.  The hull shape suggests to me that this will make a nice rowing dinghy though the shape might be a little tough to stack.   If you are planning to put in two bulkheads, it might be worth considering installing these before you cut the dinghy in half.  This will effectively lock in the hull shape exactly so that the two pcs. will mate just right.  Especially with a thin hull skin, things will want to move around quite a bit when you cut through otherwise.    Be sure to use some good wax and PVA to keep the two bulkheads from bonding!  Looks like a great project.  Let me know how your project goes and best of luck!
James Alton
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Feb 19, 2018, at 3:00 PM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello fellow Maramilians !

I’m in the process of building a 10ft grp dinghy. Sailing rowing and motor is the plan 

It’s for the kids really but I’m hoping we can use it almost exclusively as the boat tender. 

It’s a lovely thing but will need to be chopped in half once I have plucked up the courage 😐

But I’m away from our maramu. She’s in the canaries and we are in the uk working /school etc and getting ready for an extended cruise in the summer. 

Would someone be kind enough to tell me how much space there is between the main mast and the windlass?

I think it’s 2.3m but would love to hear if that’s the case or I made it up as I can’t find my measurement notes. 

The dinghy design is a copy of an old Falmouth punt so it won’t nest perfectly so I’m planning to just chop off the minimum so the remaining aft section fits between main mast and windlass. With luck the remaining fwd section will stow inside the aft section or failing that under the mizzen boom !

Hopefully she will sail like a witch and make up for the hassle of putting her together each time. We will see. We have Davits for night time hoisting in harbour if needed but won’t sail with her on the davits

If you are interested she’s going to be super light layup although I’m going to have to add bulkheads and seats etc and a spot of hull stiffening but so far 15kg for the hull alone. 
If we can keep her <35kg I’ll be happy
I’ll send a few pics once shes complete if anyone is interested 
First build for me and really enjoying it 

Any help with the measurements much appreciated !

Fair winds


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