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When you have that measurement from the back of the mizzen to the mizzen traveler, DON'T FORGET that the overall length of the dinghy includes the aft portion of the pontoons which exceeds the transom.
Also, when considering a dinghy like the 3D or Highfield brands, be sure to consider the oar locks and paddles located on top of the tubes. This becomes an issue when inverting the dinghy for storage. Because of the oar lock issue, I recommend either AB or Caribe brands for Amels. The style and location of the AB and Caribe brands, easily allow for hoisting the dinghy to an inverted storage position on the deck aft of the Mizzen.
I hope this helps in your selection process.
I am not 100% sure, but I believe that including the aft tube extensions alongside the Mizzen mast, I believe that you can store a 3.0 meter dinghy longitudinally and inverted on the aft deck...please check me on this...it could be only a 2.9m. However, diagonally, you can easily store a 3.2m, possibly blocking the deck access on the starboard side.
"Measure Twice, Buy Once."
Thanks Mark I'll Try that!! By the way would any 54 owner mind measuring the distance from the back of the mizzen mast to the aft traveler specificly to the most forward part of the sheet? Thanks
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sat, Dec 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dinghy for a 54
Check with the
Highfield dealers in the USA. The guy we purchased from will ship most places
in the world. So will the dealer in Canada. Being in St Thomas there would be
no duty from mainland USA. What about Puerto Rico?
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
had the 310 and it fit great but lost at sea last month
Now I am in St Thomas and there are no Highfield dealers Achilles
are available but I have no information on how good they are. A friend
found a 12 ft fiberglass for 1800 used and I was wondering if it would fit as
that's a lot better than another 4890$
I’m not sure how much bigger the aft cabin top is on the 54 but,
we have the hypalon version of this dinghy and it easily stows on our 53
(diagonally). Off shore we lash it to the aft cabin top. On the hook it is on
the arch davits. It is a great dink and we’d highly recommend it to anyone in
the market for a new tender.
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Santa Marta,
I believe it was Bill ROUSE, when he was on board, suggesting me
3.20 meter diagonally.
Hello all and merry Christmas I was wondering if
anyone can tell me what the maximum length dinghy that can fit on the aft cabin
top of the 54 longitudinally not across