Newbie Builder Could Use Advice

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Bostonsailor, May 26, 2012.

  1. Bostonsailor
    Joined: May 2012
    Posts: 1
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: Boston, ma

    Bostonsailor New Member

    I have a sailboat in Boston Harbor and have been thinking it would be fun to build a folding or nesting dinghy to use as a tender. I have an inflatable now but its heavy and does not store well on deck.

    Im looking at the Spndrift ( Mainly I want a tender to use while I'm cruising that I can store on deck for long sails. Mostly I'll be using an outboard and sometimes rowing so the sail performance isn't key although I may get a sail just for a little extra fun.

    Any ideas on where I can do this and how I can get help?
    - I live in the city so I can't really build the boat in my living room and my neighbors would be upset if I did it in our garage. Also, I know a bit about woodworking but I"ve never tried a project like this so I will need help. I'm hoping that there is someone out there that knows more than I do and wants to build a dinghy. We could build two at the same time and it will probably go faster.

    If you do live in the Boston area (or someplace reasonably close) and you are interested but dont have a wood shop, there is a place we can rent space in Sommerville ma, but I would still like the partner.

    Any/all thoughts are welcome.

  2. Stumble
    Joined: Oct 2008
    Posts: 1,913
    Likes: 73, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 739
    Location: New Orleans

    Stumble Senior Member

Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.