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Old 16-11-2015, 01:47   #1
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Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

I have been building one of these over the last month or so. Lots of fun and a great learning experience for a novice woodworker & fibreglasser. I am making the sailing version.

I have a 28ft trailer sailer and really want to own a bigger boat one day. In order to learn skills that would be handy for modifications or repairs etc I decided to build the stitch and glue dinghy. It's like an intensive course in the skills I lack.

Here are some pics from the raw plywood until today. Still more to do but I can almost see the end.

One thing I decided to do different to the plans is make the mast using the birds mouth process. Lighter and stronger

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Old 16-11-2015, 01:50   #2
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

The concept test for the mast.

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Old 16-11-2015, 02:20   #3
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

That looks awesome! Nice work!
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Old 16-11-2015, 02:22   #4
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

Gonna need bigger cable ties -

Looking good.
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Old 16-11-2015, 04:01   #5
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

Saw Danny yesterday in St.Georges. Will mention this to him next time I see him.
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Old 16-11-2015, 04:29   #6
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Saw Danny yesterday in St.Georges. Will mention this to him next time I see him.
Awesome. It's been a real pleasure to build his boat and the instructions are pretty good too. I will post some more pics as things progress.
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Old 16-11-2015, 08:39   #7
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

You'll love it! I also built one and have now used it as a full time tender for the past 3 years. Rows well, motors well with a 2 1/2 HP outboard and sails like a witch.
I put the corner gussets under the gunwales, for extra strength when hoisting aboard. Next time, I'll cant the top of the bulkhead forward, shorten up the top deck, about 4 inches, to allow for more passenger room. Otherwise, it's been perfect and the source of much admiration around the anchorages.
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

Awesome! I have a 33 footer and need a nesting dingy. I will be watching for updates.

Thanks for posting
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

Very nice! Is there a reason the bottom strakes don't run parallel to the keel?
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

For someone just learning you do it incredibly well!
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Very nice! Is there a reason the bottom strakes don't run parallel to the keel?
Think they do, might just be the perspective doing tricks..
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Very nice! Is there a reason the bottom strakes don't run parallel to the keel?
They are straight. I measured equal distances from the centerline. They look odd in the photo for some reason.
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L.O.A.? Length nested?
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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

Nice! I'm working on a B&B 2-paw nesting dinghy.

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Re: Danny green chameleon nesting dinghy

Had the plans at one point, nice dinghies.

Seem to about one per country I visit. Just saw am really beat up one out in Green Cove Springs anew weeks ago.
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