I've just started on this Jim Michalak designed
cruising dinghy. We wanted a handy daysailor that would serve
as an overnighter in a pinch. She is economical to builid
and easy to set up with her balanced lug sail.
We are using some 1/4" Luan for the sides
and decks, and were luck enough to find some 1/2" Luan
for the bottom. Western Red Cedar will serve for most of the
solid wood applications including the mast and spars, with Douglasfir
for the gunwales.
The sail is being made by Paul at Ulta
Sails in tanbark colored Dacron. We are making a video
of the process which may be available here at Duckworks if it
comes out Ok.
She is stitch and glue multichine construction,
and we are using RAKA resin and
tape to put her to gether. My plan is to have her ready for
the Lake Conroe messabout in October.
In the picture below, the high bulkhead is
the temporary one which will later become the hatch covers.