Building the 'Sinbad':
Bertrand and Stéphanie have a Jeanneau sailing yacht and are planning to sail around the world. To fit the available deck space they wanted a nesting dinghy and chose "Sinbad", which is 3.10 m when assembled and 1.61 m long when nested. Construction has started and they kindly let me have some pictures.
In France they can get 3.1m x 1.53m marine plywood sheets and using this size there is no butt-joint in any panels.
|Here the topside and bottom panels are placed in the cradle, note there are no taped butt-joint of course! Also the floor stiffeners have been glued in on the bench.||Seen from the other end, wiring up has begun.|
|Bertrand used saw horses to support the cradle. He seems busy wiring in the bow transom.||Both transoms are in as well as the mid bulkheads. Work has started on the aft buoyancy tanks and seats.|
|The plywood thwart seat-top sections have been temporarily placed across the mid bulkheads and dagger board case.||The thwart structure has gone in and glassing internal joins is pretty much complete, the dagger board case is wedged to preserve alignment till the epoxy has set.|
|Here the starboard gunnel is going on. Three laminations 10mm thick to bend easier.||Another view, it always takes a lot of clamps!|
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