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!
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