Tricab dinghy size -- advice needed

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Tricab dinghy size -- advice needed

Post by P-Dogg » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:30 pm

I'm in danger of buying a dinghy for my 1985 tricabin. I plan to mount it on edge on the swim platform, using Seawise davits after I hit the lottery. My question is, how long of a dinghy can i safely stow this way? The transom is 11' wide, the swim platform is 10'. At least one other tri owner has a 10' dink mounted this way. I'd like to know if anyone else does. I plan to mostly boat in the upper Chesapeake. i don't consider myself a fair weather boater, but there are days when I will not leave the dock. Thanks in advance for the input.
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Re: Tricab dinghy size -- advice needed

Post by TBone » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:39 pm

Are you looking for a RIB (rigid bottom) or a SIB(soft bottom)?

I have seen the MVLP-10, and the C-10 Caribes, both RIBs, stored and transported on weaver davits. I personally haven't done this but I was planing on it with my Caribe, unitl I picked up a larger AB.

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Re: Tricab dinghy size -- advice needed

Post by P-Dogg » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:35 pm

My dinghy of choice is a 10' Apex RIB, a probably sporting a 15 hp Yamaha.
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Re: Tricab dinghy size -- advice needed

Post by alexander38 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:49 am

I'd say a 10 or 11 foot would work fine, storing the engine was a bigger pain in A$$ than the dink..
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Re: Tricab dinghy size -- advice needed

Post by prowlersfish » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:03 am

alexander38 wrote:I'd say a 10 or 11 foot would work fine, storing the engine was a bigger pain in A$$ than the dink..

I fully agree .


PDogg , your choice of the 10' Apex RIB would be a excellent pick
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Re: Tricab dinghy size -- advice needed

Post by Allen Sr » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:40 am

Make sure it won't interfere with the stern lines if your planning on storing it there while at the dock.
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