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Originally Posted by sugarlumpkin View Post
My son is 3 and we are about to buy our first boat. I want so much for him to enjoy and love the whole experience. I'd like to know more about that little opt-like dinghy you built. Got any pics? Or a web site with a tutorial???
Sorry, it was some time ago (before digital pics!!) and we only built 3 of them - 2 of which are still in use as far as I know.

But really, any Sabot, or Walker Bay with sail kit, or the other various pram designs available will do. Wooden Boat magazine always carries various ads for plans - the 'stitch and glue' method is family friendly. A member/mod here, JohnRPollard has a thread up somewhere with his family project.. I'll see if I can dredge it up (the thread, not the boat )

Anyhow good on you for having this attitude, there's so much to gain by having the kids actively involved in the whole game, even from as early as 3... Good luck.


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