Re: Vintage Maramu dinghy stowage
INUS - BUSCH
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I have never seen a Portland pudgy, it looks nice and sails!
What I have is a UL 270 Aluminum from 3d tender, inflatable with aluminium bottom, which fits on the fore deck of my sharki, weight is only 28 kg!
Fal-lera, Sharki #135
Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von Aras
I traded in our inflatable for a Portland Pudgy. She tows quite nicely, however on longer passages I do have to mount it on the foredeck. AS with the Maramu, the Sharki's stern tapers quite a bit and the aft deck is not quite big enough to stow the Pudgy there. So far I've been stowing it upside down. It makes it a bit harder to load and unload off the deck. I'm working on building a new cradle that would allow me to stow upright.
One other option I'm thinking about are low profile dink davits made of carbon fiber [the mizzen boom overhangs transom]. The davits would help greatly on short passages and make it easier to move boat around in tight places and improve visibility. Does anyone know of an outfit that works with carbon fiber?
Sharki #163 1988
On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 2:15 PM smiles bernard via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: