October 30, 2011

Shellback Dinghy

Back in the summer of 2007, I went to the Wooden Boat School in Maine with my granddad, and we took the Build a Shellback Dinghy class.  We made very slow progress on the boat after that, and it is only now finished.  The boat is made out of marine mahogany plywood, and it is just over 11 feet long.  It has a mast, spars and sail in addition to oarlocks, but they do not fit on the boat in my granddad's indoor wood shop.

Here is the boat a couple of years ago:

Here you can see the red paint below the waterline:

In the back ground here is the Nutshell Pram my granddad has been working on since long before we started this boat:

Here is the boat in the water:

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