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Building the Herreshoff Dinghy

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Building the Herreshoff DinghyThe North American yard of Nathaniel Herreshoff built hundreds of this 11'6" (3.5m) clinker dinghy.
They used a series production method building the hull upside down using pre-bent timebers (ribs) installed on section moulds. Additional timbers were fitted after the hull was removed from the moulds and turned over. This method differs markedly from standard practice both here and in America but has some advantages when contemplating production of many hulls. The disadvantage is that the station moulds, (or molds in American parlance) have to be reduced in size to allow for the thickness of the timbers, which means additional work at the lofting stage as these moulds are not spaced as per the station sections shown on the body plan.
Fold out plans are included with the book.
Softcover book, 50 pages with 47 B&W illustrations and plans.