15 ft power dinghy

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bernard58 posted 01-27-2017 08:41 PM 1624 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an older project built according to a plan from Compumarine . The dinghy is built using the strip planking technique whereby profiled (one edge hollow, the other edge round) strips of western red cedar (1 by 2 cm) are first fixed on a mould and edge-glued to form the hull. After removing the hull from the mould, the inside and outside is covered with epoxy-impregnated glass fibre, forming a very strong and watertight laminate. The floor planking is made from “African mahogany” (Khaya senegalensis).

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

23 comments so far

View fivecodys's profile


829 posts in 1420 days

#1 posted 01-27-2017 08:51 PM

All I can think to say is ….WOW!
That is a beautiful boat.

-- Chem, Central California

View htl's profile


2977 posts in 943 days

#2 posted 01-27-2017 08:59 PM

Beautiful work!
I don’t know wooden boats but I know beautiful when I see it!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

View JCamp's profile


417 posts in 335 days

#3 posted 01-27-2017 09:03 PM

That looks awesome. I grew up hearing my dad talk about how his grandpa use to build wooden boats. Other than Gibbs on NCIS I don’t see much of that anymore

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

View ShopCat's profile


51 posts in 3363 days

#4 posted 01-27-2017 10:09 PM

Probably you know of these guys already

-- ShopCat

View Pointer's profile


415 posts in 895 days

#5 posted 01-27-2017 10:21 PM

Nice looking boat. One of these is on my to-do list. Check back in about 5 years . . . or so.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

View GR8HUNTER's profile (online now)


2766 posts in 496 days

#6 posted 01-27-2017 10:29 PM

you have loads of fun with this beautiful dinghy …........GREAT JOB :<))


View helluvawreck's profile (online now)


28250 posts in 2651 days

#7 posted 01-27-2017 10:48 PM

That is a beautiful wooden vessel.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Mean_Dean's profile


5614 posts in 2931 days

#8 posted 01-27-2017 11:30 PM

That is an amazing looking boat! You don’t see ‘em like this anymore—enjoy it this summer!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View oldrivers's profile


1168 posts in 1351 days

#9 posted 01-28-2017 12:51 AM

Beautiful Dinghy! How many hours invested?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View dbray45's profile


3291 posts in 2561 days

#10 posted 01-28-2017 02:56 AM

Very nice indeed.

-- David in Damascus, MD

View Von's profile


238 posts in 1997 days

#11 posted 01-28-2017 03:02 AM

nice! I might have to change plans from building a canoe and do one of these instead.

View cajfiddle's profile


23 posts in 674 days

#12 posted 01-28-2017 04:22 AM

Absolutely gorgeous job!

Is there a fairly readily available source of western red cedar that’s devoid of knots that can be turned into the planking or is that where it pays to buy from a company that specializes in that? Seems like it would have to be some pretty old growth stuff to get planks that are 15-16ft long.

View becikeja's profile


807 posts in 2597 days

#13 posted 01-28-2017 01:22 PM

This is great.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

View MadeinMT's profile


228 posts in 1944 days

#14 posted 01-28-2017 01:32 PM

Beautiful. If you haven’t read “The Boys in the Boat” you need to read it.

-- Ron, Montana

View TheWoodfather's profile


113 posts in 1470 days

#15 posted 01-28-2017 01:51 PM

This is my dream ‘one day I will’ build, so beautiful, well done!
How many people can you take out in this one out of interest?

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

showing 1 through 15 of 23 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics