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Old Sep 06, 2014, 04:42 PM
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Dingy for a Canterbury J

I want to make a dingy for my Canterbury but what I can not find is the dimentions that a dingy would be for a 100+ foot sailboat. I have no problem with making up scale drawings and the fabrication, just I do not know how long and wide. I'm building the scale hatches, skylights and companion way, so I just have to have a dingy. I made one but it just not scaled correctly. Mike R.
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Old Sep 07, 2014, 04:12 PM
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Mike, assume for scale an 8-10' dingy and if your going for a period, say the1930's, maybe a Whitehall style with an hour glass transom might be nice.

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Old Sep 07, 2014, 06:53 PM
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Thanks Sailing Junkie,
Last night I sketched out a shape on a block of wood, carved it out and made some trim work. Does not show well in the photos because of the gloss white paint, need to shade the joints and corners yet. It came out to be 10'-6" long and a 4'-6" beam.
Soon as I post this I'm going to do a search for pictures and drawings of a Whitehall. Again, thank you very much for the information.
Mike R.
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 04:27 PM
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Hey Sailing Junkie,
I found a bunch of information on Whitehall boats. I'm working on a printable build drawing you can print onto sticker paper as a cut guide to make a scale dinghy.
Mike R.
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Old Sep 12, 2014, 02:10 PM
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Nice. Looking forward to see what it looks like when your done.

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Old Sep 12, 2014, 04:53 PM
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OOPS..... I kind of messed the first one. I was trying to carve the hull to make it look more like a clinker style, it did not look real enough with just lines to make it look like planks. Already have #2 hull shaped, even looks more Whitehall style. Try to post some photos this weekend. Mike.
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 07:12 AM
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Mike,
How wide are your deck planks.
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 03:13 PM
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Hello GP,
I milled them to 15/64", half the size of the planks on my standard J boat. After the black construction paper was added the came out to 1/4". In scale they should be 8" planks.
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 03:19 PM
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I made some progress on a version #2 dinghy, a solid wood one to start. I'm still trying to simplify a way to make a planked scale dinghy. Here are some photos.
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 09:26 AM
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Thanks Mike
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 04:16 PM
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A major time saving tip, lay the construction paper strips on a covered surface (aprox. 1/8" to 3/16" wide) and pre-glue the plank edge every inch or less then trim with an exacto knife. It is a pain in the back side to put them down while trying to hold the plank down long enough to clamp. Mike R.
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Old Oct 03, 2014, 03:49 PM
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Almost finished with a set of drawings and templates to download and print on to sticky back paper so anyone, (if they really want to) can build a scale Whitehall style dinghy for their Canterbury J.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 04:27 PM
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Here is temporary dinghy for my CJ until I finish the more realistic one.
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Old Oct 09, 2014, 02:17 PM
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Started in on building the prototype/design study of the 1/32nd. scale, planked Whitehall style yacht tender dinghy. Is this not one of the smallest build boards you have ever seen?
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Old Oct 22, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Finished planking my prototype 1/32nd. scale Whitehall style dinghy, and boy did I have to solve a whole bunch of build problems. Number one thing, I never used
Bass wood for anything before, 1/16" wide x 1/32" thick planks that I made were fragile little suckers.
A few things I'm doing different on try #2:
1, Mount build board on a post with a weighted foot so it will hold still while I'm trying to bevel the mounted plank to tightly fit the next.
2, Put painters tape or something on the edge of the build frames so the CA will not soak thru and stick the boards to the frames.
3, Go buy some jewelers 5x magnifier glasses!, sucks getting old and blind.
Anyway, here are a couple photos of #1 cut free from the build board, this weekend I'll start in on round number to. Wish that I did not say that I was going to make easy enough that anyone could do it.
Mike R
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