A ½" solid-wood center thwart of select Teak is installed with 3/16" fiberglass
flanges and thru-bolts.
A heavy-duty off-shore towing eye is installed with
extra fiberglass reinforcing to withstand even a capsize at high speeds without
pulling out or damaging the dinghy. The eye is a 3/8" stainless steel u-bolt
(not just a cast eye bolt) backed up with a stainless steel backing plate, lock
washers and lock nuts.
forefoot always takes a beating from beach landings and from debris
while being towed or motored. So, we install a stainless-steel half oval
to protect your Trinka's bow. The stainless-steel extends from 18" aft to 4" above
the waterline. This is stainless fastened into extra-thick fiberglass bow reinforcing.
We also install the half oval stainless-steel skeg landing shoe to help preserve
one of the most vunerable wear points of the boat.
Further Features To Personalize
Every skipper has different requirements for his tender. On top
of Trinka's exceptional standard features, you can choose from our list of optional
goodies and make your dink a real little yacht. Use the "Trinka Tinker Sheet"
to order the boat you want.
Trinka 8 Sheet
Trinka 10 Sheet
Trinka 12 Sheet
The Trinka sailing model comes fully-equipped
with mast, boom, Dacron sail, dagger board trunk, dagger board, rudder and
all running rigging, plus all standard rowing features. She sails like a witch,
but is stable enough for use as a trainer. Perfect for exploring and gunkholing
on light wind days!
If you think you might like to convert your rowing Trinka
to a sailing dinghy sometime in the future, we can install the integral mast
step when we lay up your dinghy. Sail, mast, boom, board and rudder/tiller can
be ordered when you're ready!
Solid Teak 3/8" floorboards will keep your feet,
groceries and gear out of bilge water while adding measurably to safe footing.
These floorboards are turn-button fastened together in two sections for easy
removal. These very attractive floorboards will make you Trinka stand out as
a no-nonsense dinghy while contributing great practicality.
A bilge bailer
can be installed to provide automatic bilge purging while towing or when the
dink is hung, stern down, on davits. The bailer is a Elvstrom™ trap door
type bailer, and it can completely purge a swamped Trinka in about five minutes
at five knots. We know - We've done it!
||If you've ever had to row out an anchor, you know how
an anchor chain will chew up the upper edge of your transom. To prevent such
damage, we'll install a protective and very attractive Stainless-steel transom
If you wish to be able to lift your dinghy on davits or a halyard,
we will install a three-point stainless-steel wire lifting system. Let us know
the distance between your davit tips so we can correctly locate the lifting
Your Trinka can accommodate three cleats; the breast hook and
two-quarter knees. We'll install polished bronze cleats for you. They are three
inches long, thru-bolted with large washers and lock nuts.
We think bottom
skids are a real must for the serious cruiser who lands on a lot of rough beaches.
We'll bed and thru-bolt four skids of ½" x ¾" oak to help preserve your Trinka's
bottom paint and retard wear of the fiberglass. They'll also strengthen your
Now that you have decided to own the boating world's finest dinghy
and yacht tender, wouldn't it be a shame to botch the transom lettering job
and/or registration numbers? We have at our disposal one of the finest lettering
men in the country who will give our new Trinka that final professional touch.
We need your own ideas on colors, letter style and design, then we'll send you
a sketch of our proposal and agree upon a price.
Trinka has evolved over the years as a serious cruiser's dinghy. It tool a lot
of rough going, redesign and rebuilding but now we've got a boat that can withstand
all comparison. Considering that your dinghy is probably the most used piece
of gear you'll ever buy for your yacht, and your safety may even depend on it,
don't you think it's silly to go the cheap route with a cute but inadequate
little pumpkin seed? Check out the Trinka. You'll never want any other tender