Walker Bay 8 towing experience feedback

Walker Bay 8 towing experience feedback

Post by Spam Free Nam » Sat, 11 May 2002 23:54:15


hello all, I know this was discussed in the past, but I am seeking some
feedback on towing a Walker Bay (8 or 10).  I have a S2 11.0M  on Lake Michigan
and need a new dinghy otpion, a damnit inflatable takes too much space for
me,...and I could fit  Walker bay 8 on my foredeck in the nasties.   Just
curious on stability while under tow, noise level, and advice for tricking it
out.  Cheers, Jeff...Thanks and DEATH TO SPAMBOTS! (reply here only)
laying low pro....understand please...cheers
 
 
 

Walker Bay 8 towing experience feedback

Post by Marty » Sun, 12 May 2002 00:40:59


Quote:

>hello all, I know this was discussed in the past, but I am seeking some
>feedback on towing a Walker Bay (8 or 10).  

I've had the 8 for several years, tows nicely and stores on the
foredeck. I have no need for it any more if you are looking for a good
deal.

MartyM
www.upstatecomputer.com

 
 
 

Walker Bay 8 towing experience feedback

Post by Lloyd Sumpte » Mon, 13 May 2002 00:07:42

Quote:

> hello all, I know this was discussed in the past, but I am seeking some
> feedback on towing a Walker Bay (8 or 10).  I have a S2 11.0M  on Lake
> Michigan and need a new dinghy otpion, a damnit inflatable takes too
> much space for me,...and I could fit  Walker bay 8 on my foredeck in the
> nasties.   Just curious on stability while under tow, noise level, and
> advice for tricking it out.  Cheers, Jeff...Thanks and DEATH TO
> SPAMBOTS! (reply here only) laying low pro....understand please...cheers

   I have a Walker Bay 8 on Far Cove's foredeck. I love the way it
launches - I just grab it and heave it overboard: splash! It tows very
well: so light it just skips over the water.

   It's lightness makes it a tad unstable for getting into and out of
because it moves around so much. It also makes it a little different to
row - it glides through the water very easily, but has no momentum, so it
speeds up and slows down with every stroke.

   "Noise level"? There isn't any. I power it with a Minn Kota 30-lb
electric motor, and I can sneak up on fish with it. 2-3 knots all
afternoon on a tiny auto battery.

   The 8 *IS* a bit small. Now that the 10 is out, I'd get that instead.
Also, Walker Bay is looking at adding a tube around the hull to make it
into sort of a rigid inflatable - looks VERY interesting. And a beautiful
solid wood floor as well...

   I wouldn't get the sail package - looking at where the daggerboard is,
I'd say it doesn't sail that well. Just use oars or an electric motor.

Lloyd Sumpter
"Far Cove" Catalina 36
"Near Cove" Walker Bay 8

 
 
 

Walker Bay 8 towing experience feedback

Post by David S » Tue, 14 May 2002 11:12:55

I'm gonna get this newsgroup thing yet.  I really didn't have a message for
Pres. Bush.  I would be interested in hearing from Marty M. about his Walker
Bay 8.  Did you want to sell it? Where are you?  How much did you want?
David S. in Madison, WI

Quote:


> >hello all, I know this was discussed in the past, but I am seeking some
> >feedback on towing a Walker Bay (8 or 10).

> I've had the 8 for several years, tows nicely and stores on the
> foredeck. I have no need for it any more if you are looking for a good
> deal.

> MartyM
> www.upstatecomputer.com

 
 
 

Walker Bay 8 towing experience feedback

Post by Marty » Fri, 17 May 2002 23:31:35



Quote:
>I'm gonna get this newsgroup thing yet.  I really didn't have a message for
>Pres. Bush.  I would be interested in hearing from Marty M. about his Walker
>Bay 8.  Did you want to sell it? Where are you?  How much did you want?
>David S. in Madison, WI

Sure I'll sell it, located in Buffalo, NY. I used the Walker Bay when
I was moored on Canandaigua Lake for a season. It's in excellent
condition, oars are included. Just reply to any of the email addresses
on my web site. The only problem would be getting it from here to
there!

MartyM
www.upstatecomputer.com