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Low-Buck Dinghies- Lets See 'em!

The Low-buck thread has proven to be a great home for little projects for little money. This is the home for bragging about little boats for little money.
Bought one?
Built one?
Rebuilt one?
The only rules are:
1. Investment under $399*
2. Pics or it didn't happen.

Here's mine:



let's see yours.



*Upon reflection the budget has been increased... still half the cost (or less) of most new dinghies.
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Re: Low-Buck Dinghies- Lets See 'em!

That's a nice dinghy BL. What model is it? I'm about to start my Chameleon nesting dinghy- my winter project! I won't qualify for this thread though, as it is sure to cost more than 300 bucks. I've just spent $150 on 3 sheets of 6mm marine ply and I haven't even shopped for resin and cloth yet. What is yours made with and how did you manage to keep it under $300?
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Thanks, copa.
It is a really simple design, and I used cheap materials. It was my first boatbuilding project, and i basically learned as I went along. i enjoyed it, and figured if I got three seasons out of it, it was a success.
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Thanks for the links BL.

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Re: Low-Buck Dinghies- Lets See 'em!

You did that dink for under $300? Wait, you are Canadian right? Canadian dollar is worth 3 times US dollar? So I get to post a $900 dollar dink?

Nice dink, will check out links later.

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Low-Buck Dinghies- Lets See 'em!

Here's mine. It's just over $300 unless I claim that I already had the epoxy. I think you should raise the limit to $400.










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Nice,Thumbs! What does the finished product weigh?
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72 lbs. I wish it was 50.
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Budget raised.
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Thanks.

It could be argued, that since I had half the epoxy left over, that it was under $300.
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