For a few years, we have sailed around Puget Sound with "Marvin", our trusty Minto dinghy, but there is a big appeal in being able to store a dinghy upside down on VELELLA's flush foredeck, so we decided to build a nesting dinghy.
We really like sailing the Minto and usually rig it up in every anchorage, so a boat that could sail was a must. We also wanted a boat that could take a small engine and that we could do a bit of fishing from. The Bieker designed PT11 was a contender, but the Danny Greene designed Chameleon won out. I think it will be a little better load carrier and the fact that VELELLA's prior owners had one didn't hurt. You can order plans direct from Danny for $35.