Building of sailing dinghy Merisirri is in progress at moment, although our house renovation project has held it up considerably. The current goal is to launch the boat in 2021. The boat is being built from SCAMP plans (instead of ordering a CNC kit).
The SCAMP building manual (v1.5) divides the building process into 12 stages. In those stages the particulars with a degree sign ° are my additions relative to the manual. The current build status can be seen in the following table.
|Preparations||Customisations and layout plan
|Centerboard and rudder||Centerboard
|Stage 2||Centerboard trunk
Bulkheads 4-7 and seat longitudinals
Foredeck and cabin support beams
|Stage 4||Transom (bulkhead 8)|
|Stage 5||Seat cleats and sole cleats
Centerboard pivot details
Painting floor lockers°
Water ballast vent
|Stage 6||Hull planking
|Stage 7||Sole ← Sep 18, 2020
|Stage 8||Seat tops
Side decks preparations
|Stage 9||Deck framing carlins
|Stage 11||Cabin sides with cabin top|
|Stage 12||Cockpit coamings
Glassing the hull
|Rig||Mast, boom and yard
Someone said that the three hardest things about building a boat are selecting a design, selecting a color scheme, and selecting a name. That may be correct because after all the rest is just about following the instructions.
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