thepackardgoose said: i am curious about your boat building project - i have built a few small plywood boat (a couple of prams, a 13' peapod, stitch and glue kayaks) and i have a friend who designed and is selling kits for a nesting dinghy (russ brown) and i have seen a couple of those built ~> What is your boat building experience? ~> Where are you? ~> What do you plan to use for methods & materials? ~> senior project? how old are you? (If a HS senior, good on you, I wish i had started building boats 10 years ago!)
Wow, damn quick response right there.
Boat building experience: well… when I was 4 my dad made a 3 1/2 foot long “box-boat” for me to row in. I helped paint. I’ve done basic upkeep (woodwork, varnish, paint, epoxy) on some Herreshoff 12 1/2s where I work, and done similar work on our Alberg 37.
I’m located in the best lil’ state evah. #coffeemilk
The “Nester” is almost completely plywood, with planks of 1/4” and frames of 5/8”—although Dave Gerr’s plans, which I’m using, specify 3/4”. The chines are then filleted with fiberglass tape, along with most of the bilge.
It’s all built upside down on a strongback. I’m gonna be posting a build log over at the WoodenBoat forums (I’ll add a link in a bit), but I’ll probably copy all that info to here as well.
Thanks for your interest!
(and yes I am a high school senior)