Monday, 19 January 2009

The Chameleon nesting dinghy,new for you

Its not often we see such a neat design and while nesting dinghies are nothing new,not many appear so well thought out as this one.

Owner info,which he then called the Geko dinghy.

It's a multi-purpose nesting dinghy ... and can be constructed with a sprit sailing rig and/or outriggers and rolling seat and can be fit with a small outboard. But the foredeck of my Fuji 32 Ketch, VALHALLA, would not accomodate the designed nested length of 5'4" so I did a linear reduction of the plans by 11% to get a nested length of 4'9". This gave an overall length of 8 1/2 feet. The sailing rig would also be too much gear to stow onboard so my project was for a basic rowing and motoring version.

Danny Greene of Bermuda sells his Chameleon dinghy plans for a very reasonable U$35 payment direct to Danny with materials and kits from CKD Boats in Cape Town.


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