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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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this bloke has been sailing them for years

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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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