I'm a beginner and am going to buy my first board but I'm not sure which to get. I've seen that the Landyachtz is a good brand even to start off with but is there a better or cheaper one? I looked at all the different cruisers they have too but I'm not sure which would be the best size. I'm 5'1 so I feel like I wouldn't need a super large board. I'll mostly use it to cruise around but I'd like to be able to learn simple tricks too. Would it better to have a shorter board like the dinghy, the slightly bigger tugboat, or even bigger like the schooner? I'm not sure if the size of the wheelbase makes a huge difference too in the easiness to maneuver or do tricks? Any help would be appreciated!! :)
I did something eminently stupid (which I am embarrassed about because I should have known better) and my boat sustained some damage - fairly light damage, I think, considering the stupid thing I did.
Here are some images of the damage https://imgur.com/a/nViiGNI
I understand that major plywood repairs can be carried out by cutting out the damaged section and gluing on a beveled panel over the hole. Does this damage warrant such a repair or is there something less major I can do to patch it?
... discuss the likelihood ALA latched on to the name of Zodiac because of these two factors.
I live in Brighton, UK and wish to join the sailing club and purchase a dinghy to store there and sail, are there any sites anyone can recommend or by chance anyone nearby looking to sell one?
Yoo, just bought this sick skateboard. Was hella pricey in australian dollars, 310 AUD, about 212 USD. If I got it anywhere else, woulda been like over $400 because of shipping. I'm a completely new skateboarder, never EVER skteboarded in my life. I've tried it once and couldn't even balance on a friends board! Does anyone have tips, videos, recommendations? I hope to be proud of my purchase. What are your experiences?
Are there any good resources for finding parts for older dinghy sailboats such as the Chrysler LoneStar, Oday, etc? If not are these boats not worth the savings due to lack of part availability? Are their particular brands that are a better buy in this regard?
Any additional advice on what to look for IF these are a good investment would be very appreciated.
What is the farthest you have sailed a dinghy? Is long distance dinghy sailing something that you would recommend?
I am considering to buy a single-handed Laser and I was wondering if I will be able to make long trips with it (after learning to sail it, of course).
So I used to sail quite a bit some years ago, I started with a daysailor that was quite the pig, it was heavy and slow with a swing keel, it was a Sirocco 15.
After that I sailed a banshee for about a year and man that thing liked to zip.
I then started college and sailing was put aside but now I am looking to get back into it.
I want something fast with a regular crew of two but three people can fit on it with the expectation it may be slow.
Edit: To be perfectly clear I do not expect something designed for double handing to be ripping along with three people, the third person would be someone I would be showing sailing and would be the exception not the norm.
I have found a whole bunch of Hobie 16's around, a few Flying Juniors, and a single 420 in what appears to be very good condition. There are also other small dinghies that do not look like they fit the bill of fast and fun.
I want to get back out and sail and push some limits.
I am pretty stuck on the decision betwe... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm referring to my boat here. I've heard others talk about purposefully capsizing their smaller open-cockpit dinghys just for the fun of it or to practice righting it again. I've had my boat for a while but I've never done it because I'm honestly not sure how it would handle it. If the cockpit filled with water, wouldn't it possibly sink? The mast and boom are connected in various ways to the boat but I wouldn't want to lose any of them either due to something falling off or becoming disconnected when they hit the water. I've seen pictures of people heeling their dinghy so far out while sailing that the boom is almost touching the water. I have to assume, then, that these kinds of boats are sort of built for (and expected to be) getting some water in the cockpit or taking somewhat sharp turns, but since it's an older boat and I'm not as experienced, getting that far over to get water in the cockpit (as happened to me recently) is something I try very hard to avoid. Maybe I'm just not... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just got a dinghy and it's awesome but I'd like some stiffer bushings as I'm on the heavy side. What's the go-to for stiff bushings?
So I bought one if these and have read only good reviews. First time taking it out, I blew it up just with my mouth to what I thought was a good amount, but it still had some wrinkles so it had a weird non symmetrical shape. After a little bit on the water, it had lost some air and middle was filling up with water, so I paddled to shore to blow it up more. I blew it up way more this time, to the point the wrinkles were gone, it was symmetrical, and the material was very tight. It traveled faster and didn’t take on water so I thought this was more ideal, but after about 10 minutes I heard a slow leak then complete loud pop and I sank. Luckily I had nothing with me so I swam to shore while dragging my flat dinghy but I was fine. So I’m wondering was it just overinflated? Did using my mouth effect anything important in terms of it popping due to carbon dioxide or moisture from my breath? Or anything else I did wrong? Are there recommendations for the amount of inflation? I want to be abl... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am a student from ON that is gonna be moving back to Halifax this year to finish up my degree. I'm planning on coming up at the end of July and I plan on bringing my laser dinghy with me.
There are a TON of yacht clubs around the HRM, so I'm just wondering if anyone has recommendations on clubs? I taught sailing for two years but I am looking for the best mix of a deal/sailing that isn't too intense. I am not really looking to race, more just for casual sailing.
Location isn't too important, I have a car and live right next to Dal's campus so going to Dartmouth is about as far as I would go. I've seen some people say sailing in the Basin at the Dartmouth Club is pretty nice, but then again what do I know!
Ive been looking into the dinghy coffin and i could barely find any reviews on the board. The shape seems pretty interesting and im on tbe edge of pressing buy. But before i do can someone give me some feed back like how is the shape for cruising and popping? Is the square nose intrusive or does it make you feel more in control?
I am not a first time rider i have a LY sidewalker relay and i love the thing, just lookin for a smaller cruiser.
So I want a cruiser board as my first board for mainly cruising around town, but I also wanna be able to do simple tricks like ollies, frontside 180s, pop shove its, heelflips etc. Should I go with the Landyachtz Dinghy or one of their ATV boards? If it is ATV do you have any recommendations from their ATV section? Thanks!
I was about to start looking for something used and it looks like slim picking. Old laser here and there, but that's little too performance for me, fat belly 40 something guy. What should i look for, and where?
Hi everyone, glad to have discovered this community.
I am looking for some advice on building my own surfskate. I can't really afford a smoothstar even though I really want one.
I own a landyatchz dinghy (deck: 28.5" length, 14.6" wheelbase, 8" width) and I was wondering if this could make a good surfskate if I add an adapter such as the waterbone or replace the stock grizzly trucks with Yow trucks for example.
I have been skating a long time and just started surfing a few weeks ago. I have good board balance (skating) and want to use the board for surf training in car parks and some neighborhood pumping for fun. Do not need board for bowls or commutes
Any help or advice on building a good value surfskate would be appreciated whether it's relevant to my exact situation or not
I have a CL14 and was looking at replacing the standing and running rigging.
I am curious as to what size rope people use for raising the jib and mainsail, kindof looks like the mainsail pulley was designed to fit 1/4" but the working load of 1/4" line is 130 lbs or so, I am not sure how much force the top of the main or jib sees on a dinghy.
For standing rigging I am also curious about the diameter of wire rope used on dinghies with a trapeze. I am not sure how much slack should be in the side stays as well, in some videos I see people with incredibly slack sidestays and the mast sways to the side, mainly on hobies. The design of the boat is such that the mast comes up through a U shaped vertical slot in the hull and too much slack would have the mast running against the fiberglass probably leading to stress cracks.
I feel like I can’t find any photos or info of anyone with a dinghy blunt. Anyone in this sub have one? How is it compared to a dinghy or a tugboat? Can it handle some inclines, or some simple slides to slow speed? Are the wheels big enough for rough pavement and cracks ? Wanna buy one. :)
Hi. I want to buy a cruiser board to use in campus or ride around the town. Dinghy has its fame, but the 2020 tugboat UV bengal looks so cool. I see the tugboat is a bit larger and has slightly bigger wheels. Which one is faster? I have loaded bhangra longboard, and compared to the longboard, is cruiser slower or faster?
Just got a dinghy classic, feels like the trucks are so stiff. Would it be a good idea too loosen them a little bit?