A Light Dinghy under construction

I’m delighted to be able to report that the first example of my Light Dinghy design is under construction.

It’s a two sheet dinghy I drew at about the same time as I drew my Light Trow design, and it also has easy lines and the the same five-panel principle, with a flat bottom and two strakes on each side.

The plans for both boats are available as free downloads.

Naturally, I’m very much looking forward to a report of its performance on the water. The builder is a man of some experience, so I don’t imagine he’ll be anything but honest about it!

She’s afloat!

Here’s what builder Lee Boell has to say:

‘I really love the look of what you have drawn here.  And it’s a delight to row.

‘There was a strong tide running – we’d just had a record spring tide for Auckland – which is why I was not going straight! 

‘Anyway, thanks again for this little boat.  I love it.’

You can see clips of some of the other boats Lee has built over the years on his YouTube account – with that much experience, I’m inclined to think he knows what he’s talking about.

Lee Boell021 829 410

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