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Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by Strecker25, Dec 16, 2017.
I like that idea but I have too much junk in my trunk.
I have suggested to other friends to add a winch to pull up the dink. I am pretty sure if I didn't have the hydro lift, I would add one to my boat. We use the dink all the time (one day big boat, next day dinghy and drinks).
Does anyone have pictures they can share with the Hurly H30 on a 340 Sea Ray. I'm looking at a 10"2 L X 5"8 W RIB dink and having a difficult time deciding if I need to go smaller on the dink closer to 9"6 X 5"1 . I need access to the shore power, locker garage and we depend on the swim platform extensively for boarding due to the rising tide. Any lessons learned, feedback would be greatly appreciated. BTW haven't bought a dink, but also open to considerations on brands. Thanks!
I have the H30+ and I’ve got a larger dink, Highfield OM390 with 6’ beam and 13’ overall length. As short ax the 340 swim plat is I wouldn’t consider the and Hurley with out the extension arms to move your dink further back for access to your stern cabinet.
I second Gimme Time, you want the extensions to get it further out. I have about 8" between the transom and tube, just enough to slither by and get the transom door open, I wish I had more but the extensions were not available when I purchased.
The 10' dinghy is probably too big for your boat, I have a 44DA and have the 9'6" dinghy with 5'2" beam and I still think its too wide. On my boat the bow is just to the inside of the starboard side (just enough that if I kiss a piling the dinghy wont rub the piling) and the stern tubes end about in the middle of the cockpit entry door. If I had the 10' dinghy it would go nearly all the way across the platform and give us a very tight exit from the port side, which is the side we board from from our home slip (and prefer in transient).
Depends on how you use your platform. Floating docks are not particularly common where I boat so we rarely board from there. You can easily center a 10' dink on a 340's platform without compromising your ability to dock. That is...without the outboard mounted, of course
I have the H30 on my 340. Also have a Mercury 8’-6” Airdeck. The fit is perfect. I can back into a floating dock and still get on and off with ease.
Is that a Makino in the background ?... I had a handful of A77's for a while...switched now to Mori Seiki verticals