|by Simon Watts
A complete building manual for this traditionally built clinker Nova Scotian dinghy.
The Sea Urchin is a 10' 6" (3.3M) rowing dinghy that rows easily, is stable and can safely carry three adults. It is a design that tows well and be rowed on or off beaches through moderate breaking surf, or is equally at home in quiet waters. For recreational use the author recommend 3/8" planking, or 1/2" for a working boat. No lofting is required since it comes with all critical parts, knees, transom, frames, etc., drawn full scale on the two 30" x 42" plan sheets which are included. The 24-page manual is profusely illustrated.
This is a traditionally built boat, which involves all the traditional skills of dimensioning wood, cutting out rebates, bending and fairing planks, the use of copper nails and roves. If you have some boatbuilding experience and intermediate woodworking skill this would be a good introduction to traditional boatbuilding.
Includes full scale plans of all critical parts.