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Hi John
I would like to see some pics of the progress of the dinghy. I bought a set of plans around a year or so ago and intend to build one myself. Are you using standard 8 x 4 sheets of ply? The reason I ask is cause on the plans it shows butt joins in the panels and I wondered what these would end up looking like on the finished boat.
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(PS the picture of one posted looks great)

http://uk.geocities.com/gravener471@btinternet.com/index.htm

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Mat,
You beat me to it! See next installment:

Drawing up the planks is a matter of creating station lines onto the sheets of ply, transferring measurements and cutting them out. That’s fine, but have you ever tried matching up 2 x 8’ lengths of 6mm ply and planing them up into matching curved planks?  The other point the observant among you will have noticed is the sizes; ply comes in 8’ x 4’ sheets, the boat is going to be 9’ long – this means that you have to join the planks.

2 methods for this:
1. Easy – Butt Strap. Put 2 flat edges together, another piece of wood over the top, glue and nail it all together and Robert is your mother’s brother!
2. More Technical – Scarf Joint. Plane off the edges of each piece of plank to form an angled edge, match up and glue together.

A Scarf Joint doesn’t show, whilst the Butt Strap does. However, the Butt Strap looked easier so I went with that option! Looking back, I would suggest that it would be worth giving the Scarf Joint a go if you are up to more than just basic carpentry.


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Pics of planks

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Butt Straps for Mat

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The design gives 6mm ply for the construction. Having seen the completed article, I decided that a bit more weight would help. My build is using 9mm for the transom as this should also give extra strength if we should ever decide to put an outboard on the back (electric NOT stinky!). I also decided to double up the bottom board/plank, both for added weight and to increase stiffness.

In previous work with boats (largely helping my father and then latterly on my own projects), I had always used Cascamite or Cascaphen (now Extraphen). The 2 part mixing was always a bit of a bind, so when I was recommended Balcotan as a glue that needs no mixing and has a wider temperature band than the others I thought I would give it a try.

So 2 identical bottom planks created and glue applied. Even pressure required to make sure all bonds nicely, so place on garage floor with paving slabs to weight down and wait for glue to cure!

This glue is fantastic as the next couple of pics show! DOH!!! It had to be pried up with a crowbar and cut off with a chisel.


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The garage floor will bear the marks forever - a perfect bottom plank shape!

Next stop wiring up.

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Riverside Boat Sales have one of these for sale on their website.

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Hi Snowgoose,
yes, I've seen her for sale, seem to recognise the location as well Playful Wink
John, an inspiration indeed, glad you could answer my query about the butt straps, think I'll go for the scarf joins. My thoughts are to cut the plank shapes out allowing for the joints, then plane them in, rather than struggling with an eight by four sheet.
Keep the pics coming, looking good.
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Mat Smile

http://uk.geocities.com/gravener471@btinternet.com/index.htm

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Mat,
Your thoughts on plank cutting seem correct.
Do you have Paul Fisher's Stitch and Tape build guide? This shows reasonable phots for guidance. If not, give me a shout and I will see what I can do.

John

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Andrew,
I saw it and don't I feel smug. I reckon I can build one for about a third of that price (including sail, but not oars)! Cheers

John

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Mat,
The Guide is called 'A MANUAL OF MODERN SMALL PLYWOOD BOAT CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES'

I am guessing you have the Selway Fisher site, but if not:

http://www.selway-fisher.com/

John

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