Little Dubber Project

In June, 1996, I went to a Wooden Boat Show in Mystic, Connecticut with the Eastport Wooden Boat Program and saw a really cool small one person boat. I didn't think much about it at the time, sort of filed it away in the back of my mind.

In July, 2002 I went to the Wooden Boat show in Rockland, Maine. I had started thinking about this little boat but could not remember the name of it to look it up. Fortunately, the guy who built them was there. I looked over one carefully, and talked to the guy. I learned that this boat is 7 1/2 feet long and weighs about 25 lbs. This means I could put it in the back of a truck or station wagon to get out and paddle on any little lake that I felt like. I bought plans for Debbie and I to build a couple of these.

Here is my work so far

I start cutting the 1/8" marine grade plywood to make the sides of the hull.

Debbie cuts bulkhead frames.

What the cat did!

Scraps left over for use in some later project.

Debbie cuts the deck pieces

We got the bottoms folded up and the frames wired on. Note the cross pieces to hold the frames straight.

The tops are on. After minor fiddling with the wires to get things positioned just right we are ready to smear epoxy goop into the corners and edges.

More to come ...