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Posted by on May 18, 2012

One of the great things about Belle is her dinghey.  It is a 1988 or 1989 13-foot Boston Whaler Scout with a 40-hp Honda and this little sucker really flies. But, as you can see in the before picture, it was a bit sad.  Not to worry though – just give the dink to New England Yacht Sales South along with a bit of cash and Dinkerbelle looks like she belongs sitting on top of our Belle.  Re-doing Dinkerbelle included all new “original” Whaler hardware, several coats of clear poly on her mahagony and teak, completely rewired, added a second battery with battery selector switch, new rubrail, new fuel filter, a new tilt wheel, new bimini, and NEYSS did a great job of looming all the wires and tightening up the shifter.

We came up with the name Dinkerbelle in the middle of the night shortly after reading how plastering T/T  with the mother ship name lets everyone at the dock know the owners are not on the mother ship.  We’ll have a photo with the name applied but the dink is currently out having the exterior hull painted.

The dink will sport a new forward anchor locker hatch and the Garmin 740S we purchased to get Belle home will be added so we can get as lost as we want in the mangroves.

 Below you can see the before picture and after.

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