That would be criminal. It's a wicked little dinghy. just been out on it on the Thames. Red boards the River is shifting but the good old Pink dink with the Yamaha Malta outboard deals with it no problems I even got past Hambleden Weir which is fully drawn at the moment. it will almost plane !! Not sure if it's the right shape to plane but it gets into semi displacement mode with the Malta on it, speeds up a little bit and makes a hell of a wash.
I'll try a 4 on it. Not convinced it has enough stern support to plane. I wondered about fitting little aluminium trim tab plates to help keep the stern up.
Pink is not to everyone's taste but it is a really solid little dinghy. Very stable and with that internal grp seat moulding it's also very rigid. Doesn't flap about at all. Easily deals with the 3hp outboard which is quite powerful actually.
Quality item. It would look better in grey and would make the mothership like that.
It's a remarkably safe feeling dinghy considering that it's only little. Very generous rounded bows help give it buoyancy so it won't be nose diving.
Can I suggest using the 4hp and fitting a tiller extension so you can sit in the centre, this should be enough to get it up out of the water. It's what I did with a few dinghies on the Broads, plenty quick enough to get a ticket LOL using a Dolphin does help get the arse up and I would recommend using one. Have fun Phil
I am going to make an extension arm for it yes. With the 3 on it when I move forward (long arms) the bow goes down resulting in too much drag. I can sit in the sweet spot and it starts to get the tail as if it wants to plane. Needs more power but it's a tiny dinghy so can't have too much weight on it. I have a mariner 4, 2 stroke to try.
Interesting idea to try engine mounted hydroplane fins "doel fins". Was not aware they were available for such small outboards.
Worth looking into as it's less invasive than fitting trim tabs to the boat itself.
She had a go in the pink dink last summer but couldn't really get on with the rowing so ordered a stand up paddle board "like those ones" pointing at someone on a sup board. I don't like them but I will look out for a small surfboard for her to try standing on. She seems keen and yes she does think being like me is a Good Thing which a bit of a worry. The older daughter is happy in the blue kayak I hauled out of a load of floating rubbish in the Thames last spring.
I have a pair of doel fins looking for a good home, @someboater. I had them on a 10hp. I can go and find them and measure up, if you are interested. Payment - a Thames Tour if we ever get down to that there Londonland. Very infrequent these days, now I don't get paid jollies for circus/arts Council meetings.
NB Bittern's Boom, 32ft Narrowboat reg'd 1968, moored on the highest mooring on the network.
dogless: Yes thanks John ... no milk or sugar, but a nice biccy
Mar 31, 2020 12:27:19 GMT
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT