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GabGuy 11-20-2012 12:57 PM

Building a Dingy
Hi, I'm a 68 yr. old living on a small island in B.C. Canada. Sail a 25' Catalina and am just starting to build an "El Toro" Sabot dingy. Got a full set of plans off Craigs list and am puzzling myself through the process. There isn't any instructions with the plans so this is a really great challenge to interpret the process. And of course, lots of fun. If any of you out there have ever taken on a similar project let me know. Also, are there any Sabot clubs in B.C. that anyone knows of? Cheers, Darryl (Gabriola Island)

Faster 11-20-2012 01:17 PM

Re: Building a Dingy
Not aware of any clubs around here but there's a fair contingent up in Gunboat Bay in Pender Harbour.. you'll see 3 or 4 or them out on a decent summer day, and the bay gets a real nice inflow breeze when the sun comes up.

Welcome to Sailnet.. always nice to see another BCer. As I'm sure you know Gabriola has quite a good wooden boat building school at Silva Bay.

chucklesR 11-20-2012 01:23 PM

Re: Building a Dingy
Sabot's no, dinghy yes. Enjoy.

10 foot V bottom from Glenn-L, highly modified.

deniseO30 11-20-2012 04:33 PM

Re: Building a Dingy
Found this building class El Toro Sailboat Talk & Building Classes They have one scheduled for building your dink in Feb. you should be able to connect. Or you could come here in PA and I'd show you how to build her. :D

Here's a how to build PDF

Parts list;

deniseO30 11-20-2012 06:54 PM

Re: Building a Dingy

Originally Posted by chucklesR (Post 950986)
Sabot's no, dinghy yes. Enjoy.

10 foot V bottom from Glenn-L, highly modified.

Looks Dory like... jus sayin..

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