Hyvässä slöörissä · sailing dinghy cruising

Building Merisirri

Building sailing dinghy Merisirri is in progress at moment, although other commitments have held it up. The current goal is to launch the boat in 2019. It’s built from SCAMP plans, instead of ordering a CNC kit from United Kingdom.

The plans

The SCAMP building manual divides hull building into 12 stages. Making the centerboard, the rudder and the rig can be done almost anytime, although it’s recommended to have the centerboard ready before building the centerboard trunk.

Preparations Customisations and layout plan
Cutting plywood
Centerboard and rudder Centerboard
Rudder
Tiller
Stage 1 Jig
Bottom
Stage 2 Bulkheads 4-7 and seat longitudinals
Centerboard trunk
Stage 3 Stem
Bulkheads 1-3
Mast trunk
Stage 4 Transom (bulkhead 8)
Stage 5 Seat cleats and sole cleats
Centerboard pivot details
Water ballast vent
Stage 6 Hull planking
Outboard bracket
Stage 7 Sole
Stage 8 Seat tops
Side decks preparations
Stage 9 Deck framing
Trailer hook
Stage 10 Deck
Stage 11 Cabin sides with cabin top
Stage 12 Cockpit coamings
Transom cap
Glassing the hull
Finishing
Skegs
Rig Mast, boom and yard
Sail
Cleats
Lines
Other Compass
Anchor
Navigation lights
Bilge pump
Cockpit tent
Water thermometer

Someone said that the three hardest things about building a boat are selecting a design, selecting a color scheme, and selecting a name. That must be correct because after all the rest is just about following the instructions.

See also: Merisirri
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