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02-19-2012 02:48 PM
bwalker42 Thank you Sloopy, Knotty, Brent and Denise, and kilarney, and wandering Sar! I will keep you posted, and have so much fun!

Still not convinced bl does not have a crush on me. If it is not so, then why does he follow me around everywhere I go??
02-19-2012 02:43 PM
bwalker42
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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Brenda, CLC is one, maybe even the best choice! Here's a pic of a Cape Charles 18 that my son and I built with along with a 17. (older design from CLC)
This how she looked after being neglected and outdoors for about 4 years. Sold it to a boy scout troop leader.


The were both basically built in one weekend! Epoxy coating, fitting out and painting of course took more time then the actual build.
This is fantastic! I love it!
02-19-2012 11:50 AM
Brent Swain If one wants fibreglass, one can buy thin sheet fibreglass, pull it together, then lay up more glass inside.
02-19-2012 09:27 AM
bljones Mine too, killarney.
It's a pity you see so few of them around now.
02-19-2012 09:17 AM
killarney_sailor My first sailboat was a Mirror dinghy, which is an English design that comes in a kit that you build with stitch and glue. Great fun.
02-19-2012 09:01 AM
WanderingStar I built a kayak with my Dad, a sailing dinghy and a rowboat on my own. The first two were ply on frame, the last pine. Launching and sailing that dinghy was one of the best days of my life. You'll love doing this, please keep us posted.
02-18-2012 10:38 PM
Knots2U I built a Pygmy Coho four years ago. They have a nice lineup of models including a canoe and a wherry. The kit was A1 and the instructions left no questions. Their estimate was pretty close, I think it was about 70 hours to splashdown. Pygmy Boat Kits
02-18-2012 09:37 PM
deniseO30 Brenda, CLC is one, maybe even the best choice! Here's a pic of a Cape Charles 18 that my son and I built with along with a 17. (older design from CLC)
This how she looked after being neglected and outdoors for about 4 years. Sold it to a boy scout troop leader.


The were both basically built in one weekend! Epoxy coating, fitting out and painting of course took more time then the actual build.
02-18-2012 08:13 PM
Brent Swain I have been using stitch and glue( weld ) techniques for building steel sailboats , up to 47 feet. We call it origami boat building. The quickest and most practical way to get a hull together. It's as simple as it looks.
02-18-2012 08:08 PM
knothead [QUOTE=bwalker42;833212]
I've been lookinig at plans to build my own boat.
Since it will be my first, I'm going to start small, Using the "Stitch and Glue" method.
It should be a whole lot of fun!!!

Brenda, please keep us updated with your progress. I tried building a cold molded dinghy when I was much younger but never completed it. I'll be interested in learning more about the stitch and glue process. At first glance, it looks like a very practical way of building a small boat.
Good luck with the project.
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