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Bill Thomas' Dinghy - Mischief  

August 11, 2012, Bill Thomas (Ruby, Marscot/O'Day #4) is an instructor at the Wooden Boat School in Brooklyn, Maine. And, he has his own wood working business, giving him a leg up on the rest of us DYI hackers. He has designed an easy to build wooden dinghy. and sent in the following report (edited). She’s 7’8 ½” long with a beam of 48 ½”. The hull is built from 6mm plywood and decidedly not a stitch-and-glue design. More details on this boat can be seen on the Current Projects page of Bill's woodworking business website http://www.billthomaswoodworking.com/current.html

Hi Ron

I like your tender ('TEER.) I've got a new design, Mischief - see below, which I did for family week at the WoodenBoat School. She's a simple boat to build. One of the design criteria was kids had to be able to build her and have fun. She also rows very well and is quite stable. I'll be able to give her a real test next week as she'll be out working as the tender for my class. Her duties will include carrying 7 people and gear to and from the boats each evening, and to tag along quietly behind when not needed. I'll know her much better next Friday, that's for sure. Best get moving I need to pack gear for the class.

Hope to see you this summer.


PS. I have a prototype of the pram for sale. As is, she needs to be finished. I'm asking $250 if you know anyone that needs a project, and a good pram. Contact info at http://www.billthomaswoodworking.com/contact.html


Sea trials - Wooden Boat School Instructor Jane Ahlfeld conducting...

Work in progress (Ruby in background)

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