15 ft power dinghy

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Project by Bernard58 posted 01-27-2017 08:41 PM 1729 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 -

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

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

-- Chem, Central California

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

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

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#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

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

Probably you know of these guys already

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#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 - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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

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


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#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

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#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

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

Beautiful Dinghy! How many hours invested?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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

Very nice indeed.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#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.

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#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.

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

This is great.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#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

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#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!

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