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Old 21-12-2007, 15:34   #1
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dingy plans

im poor and i need a dingy. i was wondering if anyone knew where i could find maybe free plans on the internet for a 7 or so foot dingy. one that would use oars.
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Old 21-12-2007, 16:20   #2
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Boat Plans

There's an 8 foot double ender in that bunch. Try a google on "dinghy plans" it got a crapload of hits. Good luck!
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Old 21-12-2007, 16:45   #3
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This one always looked like fun for a small boat tender.
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Old 22-12-2007, 01:25   #4
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If you're so poor, what makes you think building a new dinghy would cost less than buying a used one? If your so poor, then I assume you don't have the proper tools or the money to buy the right materials. The plans are the least of the cost. If you got the plans free, would you know how to loft them?
I think what your doing is, hoping someone here will feel sorry for you, and offer you a dinghy for free. If that's it, why don't you just say so. Your not too poor to own and operate a boat, so what's the real deal?
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Old 22-12-2007, 06:10   #5
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Ouch, that stung
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Old 22-12-2007, 06:39   #6
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If you're so poor, what makes you think building a new dinghy would cost less than buying a used one? If your so poor, then I assume you don't have the proper tools or the money to buy the right materials. The plans are the least of the cost. If you got the plans free, would you know how to loft them?
I think what your doing is, hoping someone here will feel sorry for you, and offer you a dinghy for free. If that's it, why don't you just say so. Your not too poor to own and operate a boat, so what's the real deal?
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<so what's the real deal?>

Looks like this might be one of those; "if you have to ask..." situations...
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seriously, what's the deal with you marc?

I've done the math. a 6 foot dinghy can be built from plywood for under 100 dollars. even a used dinghy of a good type in workable condition is going to cost more than that.

I bought a book for about 20 bucks, had about 15 different boat plans in it. (scaled down, would have to take them to a copy machine to have them scaled back up, or just work out the math yourself.) I think it was called "The new instant boats." it had everything from a 6 foot rowing/sailing/motor dinghy, to a sailboard, all the way up to a 22 foot schooner. Still, there are plenty of plans available online and people have given you links to some of the best that i"ve found so far already.

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Old 22-12-2007, 11:30   #9
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A 6' dinghy? Are you serious? You might as well buy an inflatable kayak from Walmart for all the practical use you will get from it. I built an 8' Nutshell pram from scratch around 15 years ago, and it cost well over $500 back then. And, I had all the tools already. I built it for the fun & satisfaction, but I didn,t save money.
This guy has a 27' Bristol sailboat, and he's crying poor. Give me a break. He's looking for a handout.
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A dingy dinghy is probably pretty cheap.
Try Craigslist.

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I will not speculate on the motivation are of cliflindsey but I have to agree with marc about the cost of building vs buying used. If you use cheap plywood and want it to last you will have to use epoxy and cloth. If you use expensive plywood (mahogany, okume, etc) maybe you can get buy with paint. Either way the cost is the same. And of course the tools.
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"I think what your doing is, hoping someone here will feel sorry for you, and offer you a dinghy for free."

dont think douche, it doesnt suit you. i have wood and tools and no money.... hmmm, i wonder what would be the cheapest way for me to get a dingy. god damn, theres stupid people everywhere arent there?

by the way, does anybody have a 6 foot dingy i can have? =D
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Old 22-12-2007, 17:42   #13
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I rest my case.
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Old 22-12-2007, 17:49   #14
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haha, that was sacrasm my friend. and please forgive me for being poor, not all of us are as fortunate as you apparently.

i was probably going to coat it with that cheap homedepot epoxy, but i might just paint and primer. i dont know yet.
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