I managed to stitch the dinghy up properly today and pull it into shape ready for filleting the joints with epoxy resin. It looks like a dinghy now!
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Every yacht needs a tender (dinghy) to get ashore in, so rather than get a dreadful inflatable, I thought I'd make one. The plans were courtesy of Richard Woods, free in his design book. I was going to make this indoors, but decided I might not be able to get it out of the house once built, so it will be a shed job. The bottom, sides, bow and stern are all cut out of 4mm ply. If feels very thin, but I know from experience of building canoes that once joined together, it will become very strong. Next stage - stitching it all together with cable ties.