Building the Kingfisher 14 Sailing Dinghy for Coastal Cruising

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Wulkie, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Wulkie
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    Wulkie Junior Member

    Hi,
    I'm new to this forum and thought to also contribute while taking so much priceless knowledge form you guys :)

    I decided on the Kingfisher from Selway Fisher Design because I liked the boat. 2 people could sleep in it assuming that a boom tent covers their noses. It has a swing keel and can easily sail in shallow waters. It has a gunter rig that seems pretty efficient and keeps the spar lengths down.

    Let me share some pics and feel free to ask any questions or share advice.
     

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  2. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    Wulkie it appears that you are an experienced craftsman who is capable of building a first class dinghy. It appears that you are using a rotating laser beam to align your parts. Your scarphing layout looks good too.

    Keep us posted about the progress of your build.
     
  3. Wulkie
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    Wulkie Junior Member

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  4. Wulkie
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    Wulkie Junior Member

    Hya,

    i just uploaded a new video on my channel dedicated to the lofting and cutting of the bulkheads.

     
  5. Wulkie
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    Wulkie Junior Member

    Hola!

    I have successfully finished the center line piece structure and have aligned the 3 pieces.
    Using a laser for alignment was pretty easy. (thanks to my father in law for the present).

    here is a 3 min summary of all the work :) : .

    These days I am stitching and gluing the pannels. can't wait to see her shape
    W
     

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  6. JosephT
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    JosephT Senior Member

    Nice work. Any man who breaks out a laser for alignment is on the mark! Will follow your updates here!
     
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