Building Merisirri

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.

Phase Particular
Preparations Customisations and layout plan
Cutting plywood
Centerboard and rudder Centerboard
Rudder
Tiller
Stage 1 Jig
Bottom
Test assembly
Stage 2 Centerboard trunk
Bulkheads 4-7 and seat longitudinals
Stage 3 Stem
Bulkheads 1-3
Mast trunk
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
Outboard bracket
Hatches°
Electrics°
Stage 7 Sole ← Sep 18, 2020
Footwell°
Lazarette°
Stage 8 Seat tops
Side decks preparations
Stage 9 Deck framing carlins
Trailer hook
Stage 10 Deck
Stage 11 Cabin sides with cabin top
Stage 12 Cockpit coamings
Transom cap
Glassing the hull
Finishing
Skegs
Rig Mast, boom and yard
Sail
Cleats
Lines
Other Compass
Barometer
Anchor
Navigation lights
Cockpit tent
Stirrups
Water thermometer

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.

See also: Merisirri
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