Cold-moulded dinghy plans?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by tomkcook, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    The building of hull shells is a very small, but vital part of a boat build.

    For a 40-50' boat, buying the hull is also an option. Cold molding a large hull is a sure recipe for a boat you never finish.

    The thing to do is write a statement of requirements, find the right design, and the build method will be apparent. Foam sandwich, developable panel or monocoque construction in foam or strip planking.

    Cold molding is a recipe for failure.

    I am building a developable panel cat 32' long foam sandwich vac table. It is a full time job for me and was a 24 month plan, but my hip failed, so the time will go an extra year. I would recommend you build your dinghy using infusion of either panels or the full hull.

    But first, find the design you like. Then the build method will be vivid.
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