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 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
|Centerboard and rudder||Centerboard
|Stage 2||Bulkheads 4-7 and seat longitudinals
|Stage 4||Transom (bulkhead 8)|
|Stage 5||Seat cleats and sole cleats
Centerboard pivot details
Water ballast vent
|Stage 6||Hull planking
|Stage 8||Seat tops
Side decks preparations
|Stage 9||Deck framing
|Stage 11||Cabin sides with cabin top|
|Stage 12||Cockpit coamings
Glassing the hull
|Rig||Mast, boom and yard
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.
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