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Postby Sojourner » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:41 pm

Well, just got her ladyship's approval to start on my next project: 8 ft sailing dinghy - built in the spare bedroom (my current modelling workshop)
The room is about 10ft by 7ft, and has computer desk and workbench already, so it will be something of a challenge to saw up 8x4 sheets of ply and assemble them.....
However, measurements have been made, and I won't have to knock down a wall to get the boat out :laughing-rolling:
So, plans ordered, plus fibreglass,tape,etc.
I have built several larger boats before, so hopefully this one will go well. If I can get back far enough out of the room, will post progress pics.
Intended use: quiet camping/cruising on Norfolk Broads with small electric outboard.
Now all I need is a lovely hot summer.....
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Re: Small boat

Postby Gundog » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:44 pm

Good luck with the build. You'll need a lot more for the lovely hot summer :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Small boat

Postby Mark » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:57 am

Nice little project :)
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Re: Small boat

Postby Sojourner » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:47 pm

Well, a start has been made - as stated, I'm strapped for room, so the canoe will be made in 2 halves, then joined together later, preferably indoors somewhere. (we live in a retirement complex, so all my hobby stuff has to be fairly noiseless. But if I speak nicely to the warden, I could use the communal room to join the bits together...)
First stage: laminating the gunwale strips - the ply should arrive on Tuesday, so then I can really get going.
12ft long boat in 10ft long workshop :D
TBC
PS, I changed plan from 8ft sailing dinghy to 12ft Canadian canoe.
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Re: Small boat

Postby Sojourner » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:07 pm

Finished!!!
On the water next week, hopefully, just ordered PFD and BCU membership.
The blemish on the hull is some sanding dust I forgot to wipe off before the picture session!
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Re: Small boat

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:13 pm

That was quick !! She looks very nice indeed, and I bet you can't wait to get her in the water.

Is she getting a name ?
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Re: Small boat

Postby Sojourner » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:25 pm

Well, canoes aren't generally named, though some do. I was going to paint it(her?) red, and name "Ruby Tuesday" - The words say it for me, but red isn't really my colour, so maybe "Emerald Wednesday"... :D
My previous 14ft (home built) O/B cruiser was named Sojourner, hence my forum name.She went with me all over: Norfolk Broads,Wales,Loch Lomond,Belgium and France.
Planning for the big one next year: Swedish rivers and lakes with the car-topped canoe.
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Re: Small boat

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:52 pm

Canoeing in Sweden sounds like a brilliant holiday !!
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Re: Small boat

Postby steve131 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:09 pm

Great work :clap:
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