New dinghy

New dinghy

Postby Sailtime » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:16 pm

Hi to all

I've been messing around with a project.. have been struggling to find a workable and storable dinghy so i ended up making one

The construction is 2 floor panels that have hinges sitting on the keel, with 2 horizontal supports under them that are removable when you pack it up. There are 2 bits of ply for the sides which have the fabric stapled + siliconed onto them and then covered with some trim. That's it.

I've slapped some epoxy over all the wood bits to seal the wood

The trim protects all the corners from harm and there's a piece of trim running along under the keel as well. the PVC fabric is super tough

It was a very easy project, i followed an origami boat plan and just cut the bits out of 7mm plywood with the jigsaw, the keel is made with some cheap pine.

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Took a few hours over 3 days to finish it, the next one will be easier and better, it was seriously cheap to make, the blue stuff is polyester reinforced PVC i think.. got it for 20 bucks from a caravan shop as an offcut from the end of a roll.. it's the stuff they use on the side of trucks.. real strong and waterproof. i think it was 650gsm

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Hope this helps anyone else who's interested, i haven't taken it to the boat yet but i'm hoping it will store under one of the quarter berths.

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it also fits nicely in a classic era ford capri

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here's us on the yarra river using offcut ply for oars, I haven't made oarlocks yet so it should paddle much better than in the video when these are screwed on

https://vimeo.com/239223249

Cheers!
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Re: New dinghy

Postby percyverhance » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:31 pm

That's rolled Gold Shea.....Well done.
I wonder if it could support a small sail..??
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Re: New dinghy

Postby Sailtime » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:22 pm

i believe so..

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Re: New dinghy

Postby Phillip » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:55 pm

Well done mate.

Its really food for thought! :lol:
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Re: New dinghy

Postby Sailtime » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:15 pm

Took the dinghy on a trip over the weekend. Fits a treat on the cabin roof and super easy to put together/launch from the boat.

Best thing i've done.

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Re: New dinghy

Postby Phillip » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:22 pm

Tell me Sailtime,

You have a MK1 but do you have a Formit plate on the main bulkhead?
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Re: New dinghy

Postby Sailtime » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:13 am

I've never noticed one

Where would that be?
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Re: New dinghy

Postby Phillip » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:21 pm

If its there its on the bulkhead under the mast and you would see it from the main cabin. About 70x50 in size.
If its gone there may be evidence of it being screwed on there.

Otherwise you may know your TH's history, ie year launched, if 1972 odds are its a formit build.
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