- Jun 28, 2010
- Boat Info
- 2005 420/455 DB
Highfield 360CL 25HP Yamaha
- Cummins 480 CE
Does anyone successfully run with a 12' dinghy off of the stern of the boat? I'm wondering if it might be too wide where bouncing off pilings becomes an issue. Currently I run with a 10'6" achilles rib with 20hp short shaft Tohatsu in the fully upright position. I have about a foot it looks like and if I lower the motor, I'm thinking I could gain another 4-6 inches. So I'm right on the cusp of 12' being a good fit. Any experience with a larger dink on a 420 or 44db? I have been eyeing a rigged 12' aluminum Inmar in Hypalon with 25hp Suzuki.
I think we may have met in the past. I'm at Mystic Downtown.
I have a Highfield 360 CL with FCT (console) and 25 HP Yamaha on a Hurley H3O lift. Dinghy is 11'10" and I have no problem and that is with OB trimmed down. Beam of dinghy is 5'7" +/- so it's tight on the stern unless you have a submersible lift or platform extension. I installed a Hurley system H30 which is good for up to 400 pounds. I'm on the edge of that but no issues. I use the electric winch option which is a must have. Hind site being 20-20, I should have got the H30 Plus which handles up to around 700 pounds. They also have a new one called the XL. The latter two enable loading jet skis or heavier tenders. Putting a 12" RIB behind your boat on you integrated swim platform will preclude you from being able to open the rear storage area though. It is for that reason that I bought the H3O extension. Based on your boat pic it looks like you may have a lift or platform already. Go for it!