Folding Dinghy

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Posted by Alex Forbes on August 04, 2016 at 19:28:26 user Pitsligo.

One of the things I liked best about GN? was the idea of a folding dinghy. After many years, I'm now building one of my own: I've started with the plans for the "Fliptail 7", from Wooden Widgets (it's easy to find on line, if you like), and have modified it as I've gone. However, with working on her, I got to wondering if anyone knows AR's history with folding dinghies, and whether the one in GN? had a real life equivalent. That element of the story has all of AR's attention to detail, but feels as though it may have been drawn from a specific boat or memory. Things like CF's line "I'd like to see him get hold of a salmon in her", make me wonder if the folder was a personal friend of AR's. Does anyone know anything about the folder?

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