I think it might be smart to cut out two dinks. Build the first to use, and have all precut parts
at the ready stashed under a bunk for when, not if, you lose it, it gets stolen or maybe to sell it to a fellow cruiser in need.
Old guys tell tales dept: In Coconut Grove back in the 80's there was a rough and ready guy in the anchorage who owned a mold
for a round bottom dink. He did no finish work but I handed over $200 and he popped out a copy, ran a 1x2 around it, glassed in a seat and even drilled a big hole in the bow to secure the painter with a big fat knot
. Bristol all the way! He did the actual layup
right on Dinner Key itself back in the foliage.
It was ugly but rowed well and theives turned up their noses at it apparently. Ah, the halcyon days of old.