Dinghy What it Looks Like,
Loading/Offloading,
Name

This is much overdue post about the dinghy. I’m about ready to spend a family week away form Dana Point so I will add explanations to these photo galleries in a few days.

This dinghy, 10′ 3″ AB Navigo 10. Honda 20hp outboard. Ed Thomas, Trade Winds Inflatables, is doing the rigging.

We thought about naming the dinghy “SHARK” after an important family picture of our son Dave. If the dinghy needs a name, it will surely be SHARK. Fast forward from the 15 month old rower and you have a man enjoying the benefits of an outboard.

Some Specs

Loading from the Port Side
This is more typical. But the hoist placement on Lucky Stars may make a stern operation possible. Most of her earlier siblings necessitated side loading operations.

Loading from the Stern
This is how we want to do it from our slip which requires bow in. We think we have a procedure that will work. Only problem loading is that the dinghy hull must be held off the swim step. This is accomplished, carefully, pushing it off with the feet while lifting very slowly. More on this technique later. Dave Harlow, Nordhavn, is working on the technique. Trevor Streech, Prime Fabrication, is helping with the best placement prior to measuring for chocks, etc.

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