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Re: Registration, was Re: Sailing boats must have names

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Posted by Alex Forbes on November 25, 2016 at 21:03:53 user Pitsligo.

In Reply to: Re: Registration, was Re: Sailing boats must have names posted by David Bamford on November 25, 2016 at 14:46:57:

Thank you for the compliments all around! That's a "Fliptail 7" dinghy that I just built this past summer.

I've been interested in folding dinghies ever since reading GN?, and since towing a dinghy in a 19' sloop has serious drawbacks, I finally decided to build one. I very much wanted to build a Berthon, even contacting the company to see if they had plans --they don't, their modern business is in yacht services, but they're *very* pleasant-- or something like the Nautiraid "Coracle", which is as close as you can get to one of the old Berthons today.

No plans exist for something that complex, and a Nautiraid is beyond my budget, but the Wooden Widgets "Fliptail" looked good, so I went with that. I modified it quite a bit from the original, but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out --and for those wondering, it's nowhere near as tippy as Mac's. My narrative of the build is at the link below if anyone wants to follow suit, and I went into a bit more detail on the build on the WoodenBoat Forum (where our Mike Field came up with some good ideas for further mods). I can recommend the project wholeheartedly.


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