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1993 Achilles Dinghy

1993 Achilles Dinghy

Sorry, but I haven't saved pictures of my projects.

So, here is a list of the projects, accompanied by a few comments:

The Achilles is lots of fun for the kids, and it keeps them wanting to go boating. Hopefully, it'll keep them interested enough until they can start using jet skis (all part of my evil plan to keep the kids coming to the boat).

I wish I had "before" pictures. It wasn't bad to begin with, and it's been a great dinghy. Now if I could only find oars that will fit it?.

 

 


2006 - First Step of my Evil Plan

Summer 06 - After a couple of weeks patching leaks, making the new floor, and finding/fixing a couple of outboard motors, she is water-worthy. Kids have their boating licences and they are old enough, so the Achilles gets a good work-out.

Of course, the kids are keen for power and try to make it really go fast, but it's a dinghy. Still lots of fun, and George and Philip (and friends) use it to cruise the marina, as well as several trips around Johnson's Island.

2007 - not as effective

Summer 07 - With the introduction of our 1992 Waverunner III, the Achilles just isn't that much in demand. It gets occassional use on the weekends, but not much. Although I still like it.

2008 - present

After the summer of 07, I deflated the Achilles and packed it up in my garage. It has sat there ever since. A good dinghy, but we just have too many toys and not enough space.

 

 

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