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Old 26-08-2012, 20:06   #1
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I Want to Build a Nesting Dinghy

Things that I would like in my new dinghy

1) About 10 foot long

2) Strip built cedar construction

3) Good rowing

4) Sailing rig either sloop or cat

5) Ability to put a small outboard on it.

I have looked at a bunch of plans. Has anyone built a dinghy like this they liked? Seen one you liked?

Thanks in advance

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Old 29-08-2012, 15:19   #2
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Re: I Want to Build a Nesting Dinghy

Check out Alex Dorsey's site at:

Project BlueSphere - A solo circumnavigation & video documentation of the globe

He is a good friend, and had just posted a link to plans to one he made. I think it's glass over wood, but check it out in his logs.

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Old 30-08-2012, 13:22   #3
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Try Chesapeake Lightcraft. They have two nesting boat kits. Eastport and passage maker. (clcboats.com).
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Re: I Want to Build a Nesting Dinghy

Saw a Chesapeake Light craft nester recently. Very nice. If you are near they even can get you started. Stich & glue. All the pieces are CNC precut.
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Not the prettiest boat, but for practicality, you can't beat Danny Greene's Chameleon.
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Old 30-08-2012, 16:09   #6
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Re: I Want to Build a Nesting Dinghy

Also look at the Spindrift plans from B&B. I believe they have 9, 10 and 11' lengths in the nesting design.
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Try Chesapeake Lightcraft. They have two nesting boat kits. Eastport and passage maker. (clcboats.com).
Thanks to all who replied. I think I am going to go with the passage maker.

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Re: I Want to Build a Nesting Dinghy

Hi Brad:

this is bigger then you had mentioned but he has a few other designs. I am hoping to start building this one this winter.
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Hi Charlie

I just measured my deck and the nested passage maker will fit pretty well. Keep me in mind with any building hints as you build yours. I will do the same.

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Sounds good. I am going to make a model out of cardboard and Fiberglass first to make sure that it works. I emailed with the designer. He is a great guy. He actually designed the boat for some parameters that I set. Wave Dancer Yacht Design - wholesale plan sales
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Re: I Want to Build a Nesting Dinghy

I don't have any connection to this but it looks like a pretty nice little dink.

Dinghy - 9 foot nesting

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Not the prettiest boat, but for practicality, you can't beat Danny Greene's Chameleon.
Hey mine is a fine looking craft. Simple function nests a charm. Not sure what else you could want in a nesting dink. Rows like a champ. 2 things i did right put a low rpm cummins in and built the chameleon. Big fan of this design. Havent used the outboard and inflatable thing since. Cruised quite a bit and found it rewarding to pull on a well designed dink.
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Re: I Want to Build a Nesting Dinghy

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Things that I would like in my new dinghy

1) About 10 foot long

2) Strip built cedar construction

3) Good rowing

4) Sailing rig either sloop or cat

5) Ability to put a small outboard on it.

I have looked at a bunch of plans. Has anyone built a dinghy like this they liked? Seen one you liked?

Thanks in advance

Brad

Strip construction doesn't really lend itself to nesting boat builds, most are hard chine ply. If you want to go a little more local I really like the Port Townsend Watercraft 11. It's a little more high tech and better thought out than most nesters. The kit is pretty nice and not a bad deal for what you get.


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Re: I Want to Build a Nesting Dinghy

Here's the proper website for that one on craigslist.

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I built a b&b 'two paw 8' nesting pram! It took quite a bit longer than I expected and most of the build was in the living room of my apartment. It was good motivation to finish when I finally came up in line for a mooring.

Id recommend building it yourself. It was a great learning experience and I feel better equipped to tackle projects on the mothership. The stitch and glue technique is a simple and effective method for a dink this size.
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