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nesting/sailing dingy, plans

I have a 12' sailing/rowing dingy and have been looking for some plans to build a nesting/sailing dingy. The plans are in a library book and I don't know the name of the book? Help
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I built a scaled down version of the Chameleon nesting dinghy as described on my website at:

It's Danny Greene's design and contact information is at that page.

I've also seen plans advertised such as at this link:

Hope this helps. Terry

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I built this one ...

Got the plans from www bateau com

I did not build the sailing option, but it had one.
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The Woodenboat site would be a good place to find out about different nesting dinghy designs. The magazine has had articles on building several, if I recall correctly. The people on the forum there offer much good advice, and can gauge things to your skill level as well as the size you're seeking.
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The book is probably "The Nature of Boats", by Dave Gerr

Dave Gerr, a marine architect and columnist, wrote a pretty popular
book "The Nature of Boats" that's a compendium of columns.
It describes a "nesting dinghy", and gives plans. There's
a lot of plans on the net. B&B Yachts has a -family- of nesting
dinghy plans, and the 10' one is a type-raceable dinghy,
as well as constructible. It has finer lines than Gerr's.
There's also a preconstructed fiberglass dinghy available on
the west coast of the U.S.
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