Re: what simple dinghy tows well?
- Why not just tow a Brick? You could always stow a mast and boom for
side trips or put a small gas motor on it. With 875 lbs load capacity
it is the most voluminous 8' dingy around. Truly the dingy of the
iconoclastic, as Gregg Carlson once wrote, "it is virtually theft
proof". While not as pleasant to the eye as the others offered up for
consideration, the Brick has positive qualities making it the best
choice as far as simplicity and load handling.
I'm sure with an artistic finish the Bolger Brick would not look out
of place behind anyone's cruiser.
--- In bolger@y..., "rnlocnil" <lincolnr@r...> wrote:
> see below
> --- In bolger@y..., "brucehector" <bruce_hector@h...> wrote:
> > Nymph makes a great dinghy. snip
> > Either are far better than any fibreglass dinghy. I had one,
> > a ton, rowed like a barrel and tracked like a stuck pig. But the
> > uniformed like them to tow behind their FG palaces.
> I think the Dyer dinghies are pretty good, but they are expensive
> heavy. I have fond memories. First sailing lesson was in one. I
> also rowed a glass dinghy which belongs to MIT which behaved quite
> well and was not too heavy for the size. It was even pretty. A
> little too big and too heavy for the use I have in mind, tho. The
> time I saw little harbors and anchorages in Maine, everyone had
> gorgeous little glass rowboats at docks and moorings, but again,