An Ashcroft dinghy at the Beale Park show

Ashcroft dinghy

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Ashcroft 10ft dinghy Ashcroft 10ft dinghy Ashcroft 10ft dinghy

Ashcroft 10ft dinghy Ashcroft 10ft dinghy Ashcroft 10ft dinghy

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Ashcroft 10ft dinghy rigged for sailing

Those of you who were intrigued by my post some months ago about the possible relationship between a 10ft dinghy designed by Ashcroft and another by his friend Chappelle will know why I was intrigued by this real-life example of the Ashcroft 10ft dinghy built by the Ashcroft method, in which veneers are laminated together at an angle to each other. See the post in question here: Ashcroft and Chappelle – are their dinghies related?

It’s a sweet and unusual little boat, but I doubt whether many people would build this little boat this way today. Of course, Tom Dunderdale built a similar boat using epoxy ply clinker, which is enough to set a chap thinking…

At the time of writing there were 15 copies of Ashcroft’s Boat Building Simplified available at ABE Books. Check now:
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