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Re: Pacific City Dory Plans

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If it wasn’t for the long shallow sloping beach, a cat would be pretty awesome. However, you need to float in as little as 8 inches of water. It’s a very unique fishery with a niche boat style.

I did see a OD18 on a trailer locally just a couple days ago. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to catch up with the guy towing it to ask him about it.



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How about something like this?

https://www.sealegs.com/sport-alloy/61m-alloy/

Not cheap...

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OneWayTraffic wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 2:47 pm How about something like this?
https://www.sealegs.com/sport-alloy/61m-alloy/
Not cheap...
Functional but Ugly = Fugly !? :lol:

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BarraMan wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 9:19 pm
Functional but Ugly = Fugly !? :lol:
Couldn’t agree more 😂😂. This one takes “form follows function” to a whole new level!

Wouldn’t look quite so fugly if the wheels folded into a nice looking housing - but they really do look out of place just poking into the sky on a boat!

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When I look at them I see driving down a beach or surf ramp into the water, rather than an involved process occasionally ending up with a trailer in sand up to the axles, or a wave depositing the boat on the car roof. :P

I had a 3.5m dinghy. Putting wheels on it meant I could take it places solo where beforehand I couldn't.

It's a niche user base for sure. Also a lot more expensive and things to maintain.

This one looks nicer.

https://www.mclayboats.co.nz/boat/62/741-Raptor

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OneWayTraffic wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 6:06 am When I look at them I see driving down a beach or surf ramp into the water, rather than an involved process occasionally ending up with a trailer in sand up to the axles, or a wave depositing the boat on the car roof. :P

I had a 3.5m dinghy. Putting wheels on it meant I could take it places solo where beforehand I couldn't.

It's a niche user base for sure. Also a lot more expensive and things to maintain.

This one looks nicer.

https://www.mclayboats.co.nz/boat/62/741-Raptor
This one is so much better looking for sure. Can see the utilitarian aspect of them for sure.

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I agree with TomTom good looking boat and can see the utility of it.

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