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Re: First boat for small 9 yr old girl?

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Make it a family project and build your own Sabot!

5850--How to Build Sabot
This is a great suggestion and I found working with one's daughter a lot of fun and will give her a real sense of accomplishment when your done. Let her pick the paint colors and design the painting scheme. The Sabot is a good boat but a Sabotina in stitch and glue can be built with two sheets of 1/4" ply in one's garage or basement and can easily be ready to launch by Spring. You'll/She'll love it.

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