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Where have all the Dingo's gone? #286638
03/29/17 12:11 PM
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Hi all,
I'm new to the forum but am a returning cat sailor. When I was a teenager I had a '69 DIngo that had been given to me for doing an odd job for a neighbor, anyhow I was up at my parent's place an had completely forgot that I never got rid of it! lol...so I've restored a few boats in my time and am thinking about doing the Dingo because it's actually in great shape....my question is...where are all of the other DIngos? Was it just not a popular boat, not too many made, not too many survived, or just not many in the US?

Thanks,
Paul

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Re: Where have all the Dingo's gone? [Re: POliver] #286640
03/29/17 01:24 PM
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Can't say I've ever heard of one... Post a picture...


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Re: Where have all the Dingo's gone? [Re: POliver] #286642
03/29/17 05:13 PM
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There are a few pictures of Dingos here:

TheBeachcats.com

Re: Where have all the Dingo's gone? [Re: Dave W] #286643
03/30/17 08:00 AM
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interesting that is appears to have a centerboard...

and quite a long boom.

I guess that centerboard could get a little weird when/if it flies a hull?

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Re: Where have all the Dingo's gone? [Re: waterbug_wpb] #286644
03/30/17 12:41 PM
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Thought I was going to read about Dave clone's


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Re: Where have all the Dingo's gone? [Re: waterbug_wpb] #286645
03/30/17 08:49 PM
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Interestingly enough, the company that made them is still in business - but they stopped building sailboats in 1980.
http://www.mfggalileo.com/mfg_union_city_history/boat_history/

They also built the Phoenix catamaran.

To answer the question, "Where did all the Dingos go?" - probably the landfill. There weren't very many to begin with and any still around are pushing 40 years old.

Re: Where have all the Dingo's gone? [Re: mbounds] #286650
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Originally Posted by mbounds
Interestingly enough, the company that made them is still in business -


Good find! Most of the "Dead boat society" brands were built by individuals with a dream, so the companies they formed vanished when production stopped.

Re: Where have all the Dingo's gone? [Re: Damon Linkous] #286704
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