Re: First boat for small 9 yr old girl?
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.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."