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Well, I'm finally sending some pictures of the project of building a WESTPORT DINGHY. This is my firstbuilding experience and although there are some mistakes, I think (and people who have seen the boat agree) that it came out very well. The project began late October 2000 and launch day was mid May 2001. I used a cedar wine box for the stem and Douglas fir for the frame. Seats are aluminum thwarts with marine ply. Well here are some photos... (in reverse sequence)

Gene Nardi rows his Westport Dinghy 8

This is a truly wonderful boat to row. It has given me hours of enjoyment.

Gene Nardi

heat-shrunk and groomed
laying out the Dacron
A sharp looking painted frame
An assembled frame.
stringers and ribs in place
adding ribs
stringers on stations
attaching the stringers


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