I’ve done a bit of cruising around the San Juans since I got my SF Pelican last summer. It’s a ~500lb wooden dinghy with a balanced lug rig, roller furling jib, and 2.5hp outboard. This year, I’m planning a couple more trips, hopping around islands, carrying camping gear, two crew, and I’m putting together a emergency plan document to share with my friends who will be joining me for an 8-day trip. I’ve never had any emergency on the water before, and am looking for some advice on when to use the marine radio and/or SOS on the Inreach mini. For instance, if we capsize, I assume we should right the boat and if for some reason we can’t, only then should we call for assistance on the VHF? And should that be a pan-pan or a mayday? I assume it probably depends on the seas and weather. When should we use the Garmin SOS vs the VHF? Does anyone have a good resource for safety information? Thanks in advance for the advice!
Title. They're sold out everywhere looking for a similar cruiser that should be comfortable riding over rough terrain and be fast.
whenever I search online it's either these absolutely trashed hulls built in 1970 or retail price ads...
I am hoping to find deals on a lightly used Laser/RS Aero/Butterfly (although I understand Aero would be nearly impossible to find used) but have no idea where to look. please help!
fyi I'm in the midwest Great Lakes area
I have an option for a X4 dinghy from a retired club member.
The hull and rig are both comparable with a standard Laser. It's a French design from the 80's and was quite common in the western European countries.
The dinghy by it self is in super good condition. The only doubts I have are about the spare parts and sails.
I am usually sailing 2-3 times a week, even during the wintertime and at almost all conditions... So in general my sails are getting used super often.
A club member with a Laser told me that you can also use a standard Laser sail for the X4, but I can't find any further information on the interwebz.
Can somebody confirm that?
I had a 22" penny board for some time now and it's my first board, i use it to commute everyday (not long, 2k-3k ish). I love it a lot, fit in my backpack, fast, fun for what it does.
I was thinking to upgrade it to improve my experience (stable, faster, easier, comfy, etc)
After watching some videos and i was convenced that the 28.5” landyachtz dinghy would be a good upgrade as a curiser board. I was expecting it to run faster, smoothers, easier to push.
So I bought one and I have been using it for quite some time now (6 months+). It is much more stable/comfy for sure, bigger/ strong deck, sure. But on the speed side, It's still a lot slower than my 22" penny. With the same push, the penny will go a lot faster and further, where the dinghy slows down quickly and it could never catch the speed penny gives me. I tried loose the parts and etc, it didn't help.
I read some posts and ppl are saying the default build for dinghy is not that great, so I was just wondering if any1 can give me some suggestions on where the problem is and how to upgrade the board so the dinghy can catch up the speed and not slow down so quickly, maybe perform better than the penny? assuming i have the budget :-D wheel/bearing/trunck etc
I was think of buying one of those boards but I don’t know which one to get. Feedback would be nice I’m about 5’10 and wear a size 10. So if anyone could tell me which board is better or if there another board that good for cruising.
Hey there it's my son's birthday soon he loves to cruise around with friends and is still on his first longboard which is a 40 dollar Amazon one. He really only wishes for the dinghy turbo which I saw yesterday on the website I wanted to buy it today but over the night it was sold out. Does anyone sell one? It can be used you can either dm me or just comment I would be very happy!
Good afternoon /r/mechmarket
Things for sale today:
Minivan/Jetvan Layout Ketch PCB in a large bezel Dinghy 3DP case. Built with Lubed and Filmed Silent Alpacas, and Lubed Durock Stabilizer on an Acrylic Plate. Super quiet, very pleasing flexible typing experience. Overall a really nice board that I just don't have room for anymore. I'm also including a 2nd 3DP case in Marble colorway at no additional cost.
Asking $125 Shipped CONUS
Getting out of the artisan scene for a while as I'm just burnt out. The 3 Sets of colorways are negotiable on pricing within reason, but I'm pretty close to what I'm looking to get out of them. I'm losing money on almost all of these anyway. Posting the chart below in case my picture is hard to read.
|ETF||Menloe||420 Crayon Yellow||$100|
|ETF||Fugkotsu, Eggface||Strawberry Rhubarb||$225|
|ETF||Menloe, Shellthulhu, Idlywild||Sky Modo||$325|
|ETF||Menloe, Fugthulhu, 1K Hands, Dental Plan, Fugkotsu, Eggface, Smegface||Subtleberry (Complete Set)||$700|
Custom 9x5 Colorshift Painted Box with Glass Green Acrylic Lid - Has some imperfections on the back but it looks good either way. Asking $35 Shipped. Evil Box - Picked this up second hand, has a lot of scratches on the lid, but the box itself is in great condition. Asking $15 Shipped.
All prices on all items include PP Fees and Shipping CONUS.
Thanks for looking and taking the time today!
Hi there, I'm looking for a mini cruiser to commute on. I need to travel about 15km to a train station, after which I have to bring my board on the train, so a big board is not really suitable. Do you think a dinghy is a good fit, or would I be better off getting something else? Thanks in advance!
Anything... I know I'm missing something, all I use is generic maps and weather. Maybe we can all find something new. Thanks!
Idk maybe for a present it will be nice? Any advice will be appreciated
My neighborhood has some rough terrain on the roads hence why I'm looking for a cruiser as opposed to a normal skateboard. I was considering a long board as well but something smaller and more lightweight would be most convenient.
I heard that the dinghy's quite small compared to other boards, meaning it's less stable? As someone with size 5.5 (women's) feet who weighs only 95lb, would this be an issue for me? I also heard about the tugboat which is supposed to be more stable. What do you guys think?