New Tender -- I Am Hooked

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by Phil S, Jul 11, 2022.

  1. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    No, it’s the dinghy, I swear we are the coolest parents ever!
     
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  2. Captsteve427

    Captsteve427 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    311
    Sep 8, 2019
    Long Island, NY
    2007 44 Sundancer
    Cummins
    QSC 8.3L 500
    This post is giving me the itch for another tender. For my last boat, I had an 11’ Walker Bay console tender and 20hp Mercury OB with hydraulic tilt on a set of Trick davits.
    The molded platform was so high and the tender so heavy, I had to mount an electric trailer strap winch in the transom locker and had a custom bridle made to pull it up and onto the davit. I also installed under water LED lights on it!

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    Last edited: Aug 29, 2022
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  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    No wonder. 20hp. That’s not a dinghy, that’s a boat.
     
  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Great...now I need to research under water LED's for my dink?

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  5. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Please don't add anything else to my list! I got a portable VHF, and I have speed on the plotter from GPS but the only thing I could really use is a good depth gauge.
     
  6. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    Can't you just use a stick? :)

    Or maybe a dragonfly?
    https://www.raymarine.com/view/index-id=6854.html
     
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  7. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
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  8. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
  9. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Don't tempt me with that 15 horse Suzuki :eek:
     
  10. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    If you were closer it'd be a no brainer. I even have the cable and software to hook it up to your laptop...
     
  11. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    I gonna take a black marker and cover the dot on my 2.5 sticker. Tell everyone I have a 25.
    Was thinking of putting flames on side of engine then decided that might be bad mojo.
     
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  12. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Wait til you see the pics I will take soon, my slip neighbor has similar been in water since last summer. The barnacles weigh more than the boat.
     
  13. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
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  14. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Definitely need to see those pics!

    I should paint the bottom, but a gallon of good 33 bottom paint is half of what I paid for the boat :eek:

    I might try the west marine stuff and see how well that does.
     
  15. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    A GALLON! JFC! I am on my 3rd year with a gallon on a 250. Cut it 20 to 30% with thinner and use a low nap roller.
    1 qt should be more than enough for first coat.
    People slather on way too much of that stuff then wonder why they have so much build up to sand off. I use ablative very thin coat and never ever had to sand.
     
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  16. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Ok good point I'll see how the quart does
     
  18. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    See this pic. Last winter. Bare spots I touched up the bare spots.most people slap on way too much paint. I only touched up what missing. Works for me. That said I am in upper Chesapeake mostly fresh, can’t speak for those down south with heavy barnacles.
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  19. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Or you could always go this route, tie a string to it and toss it over the side for depth, contour details and fish finding. https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/665222 Jim can probably get these also if he doesn't already have them.
     
  20. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    I can’t find the walker bay 325 in stock anywhere. They all claim that walker isn’t making it.

    I found a one year old walker bay 310 ultra light for sale. Thinking about going to look at it, but it’s a five hour drive away.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2022
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