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Re: Easy First Boat Plans
I built a small sailing dinghy about 10 years ago it was a fun and satisfying project. The actual plan I used was shortend/modified version of this Georgia Jeanne
. My local library has his book. You might want to see if your local library has it or can get it for you on loan.
I sailed it about three times turned around and bought an S2 7.3 then used it solely as tender and beer runner in the marina.
I plan on building an Herreshoff 12-1/2.
she's a beauty, the Georgia Jeanne! Sounds like you've been having fun! I will no doubt graduate up to something like that in my boat building career. I think for my first build, I'm going to go with the simpler 3 piece for now. Plus I can stick it in the trunk, kids in the back seat, and off to the water we go!!
I plan to make mine slightly larger than the plans say, and add sail design.
I thought it would make a great project for younger people, and newbies as well, as it seems simple enough. Great for boat hopping, exploring, and stores reasonably easy.
In exploring, you can use it as a picnic table too!!
Now that's what I call "all inclusive"
ps love the herreshoff**
Last edited by bwalker42; 01-16-2013 at 12:57 PM.