We have started to build a little dinghy for our CP19. We enjoy spending long weekends on the boat on our local lakes. Unfortunately there are very few places to dock at on our lakes that are public. There are great places to throw the hook out for the evening which are within rowing distance with a little dinghy. The plan is to make an inexpensive and lightweight rowing dinghy which would allow us to go onto shore for breakfast/dinner/drinks on occasion.
A while back, Newt mentioned a web site with free plans for several styles of easy to build dinghies. I really liked the Portuguese Dinghy on this site and decided to add it to my to-do list. http://koti.kapsi.fi/hvartial/
I started on the project this weekend and this is what I have accomplished so far.
Next comes the gunwale, fiberglass the bottom, oarlocks, small skeg and finally paint.
It has been a fun little project which should give us a couple years of fun and exercise.
B has already informed me that she will not be rowing. She did volunteer to hold the umbrella though.