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Old 01-19-2012
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building a boat in 7 days

Over Christmas we were down to one car - so being stuck at home I decided to build a boat in seven days.

I did consider making a PDRacer - but I think they are ugly things so I adapted a traditional English design. The punts are normally made out of old floor boards - this one was made out of 6mm ply and is light enough to car top an the old Polo.

It is a duck punt and here is the film

The English Duck Punt - better than a PDRacer - www.keepturningleft.co.uk - YouTube

and for those who hate the site of the thing I also dismantled it

unbuilding the seven day wonder - duck punt - www.keepturningleft.co.uk - YouTube
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That's great! I want to build one.
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Nice job! Look's pretty simply. What method did you use to join the sides to the bottom? I see the white stuff which am thinking is some sort of epoxy.

That's very quick for such a boat!
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Nice job! Look's pretty simply. What method did you use to join the sides to the bottom? I see the white stuff which am thinking is some sort of epoxy.

That's very quick for such a boat!
it really was seven days wokshop time from first cut to first sail

the inner seams are made with some old epoxy I had in the garage - I ran out of that so I used some even older polyester on the outside

it is not pretty

but I intend to make a better one next year using flo mos plans and make the boat even better and lighter

meantime the plans are here

Duck Punt Gallery « Keep Turning Left

if you want me to email you the five pdfs I can do that too

my email is all over the website

or you can email me at

dylan dot winter at virgin dot net

or download them here

http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/ktl...-plans-arrive/


I used to be a windsurfer but at my age not up to it anymore

this was an entirely new way of sailing to me - and it felt really fast because I am so low down

I am a cameraman and plan on using the boat to film the birds

the old wild fowlers would sail close to the birds, take the mast down and then scull with a single paddle over their shoulder - no idea how they did that

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some great films here

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Great video!
this bloke has been sailing them for years

lurch1e's Channel - YouTube

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Sailing about in a punt looks like a great deal of fun, I must say! However, it leaves me even more puzzled by the British pejorative term, punter, than I was before.
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and for those who hate the site of the thing I also dismantled it

unbuilding the seven day wonder - duck punt - Keep Turning Left - YouTube


LOL I want to put my shoes on like that !

Allways fun vids Dyland
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Good stuff. Very entertaining.
I'm almost tempted to give it a go myself....almost.
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when it heels, there is a type of tracking induced by the hard chine (corner of the hull) and it resists til it reaches a certain angle the ovvver she goes!
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