A brand new traditional clinker planked rowing dinghy by professional Cornish boat-builder James Baker, built to traditional, conventional methods of dinghy building in traditional materials. Planked in larch, 1o planks per side, all fastened with copper nails and roves to steam-bent oak timbers on an oak back-bone.
After seating, mid-ships thwart and fore thwart all in varnished larch and fitted with half-lapped oak knees. The dinghy is finished in paint exterior with oiled sheer-strake and all oiled interior with varnished seating. A particularly pretty little pulling boat with good beam and volume allowing her to carry 4 people in safety. In building her, thought was given to future fitting of a rig so that it is very possible to install a dagger-board and box, the forward thwart already has a hole cut for a mast and a mast step can be fitted on the keel below and the transom and stern post were built with shipping a rudder in mind.

For my first wooden boat project, well first boat actually, I picked up a very distressed old 12ft clinker rowing boat in August 2011 off an old guy in the local pub (much to the sniggers of some of my neighbours). If you wish to add more photos (or videos) to your post or if you have any problems loading photos use the link below (there is no need to resize or adjust your photos).
So, before selecting your photo please use the 'Message Box' to indicate to which post the photos belong. Full midships sections carried forward for buoyancy and stability and the sweetest tumble-home to the transom all combine to make this little boat everyone’s idea of what a proper clinker dinghy should be. Even though you havena€™t changed much of its shape or appearance, it looks so fresh with the renovation.
Built of Spruce or Mahogany planking on Oak steamed timbers, with a steel centreplate and gunter rig.

After scraping her down last autumn, I got some excellent professional help over the winter to replace the bow stem, knees, ribs, lower transom, gunwales and some planks that were all badly rotted. Myself and my brother began varnishing and painting in the spring and got her finished and back in the water in mid June this year.
It was an enjoyable project from start to finish and I'd like to thank DIY Wood Boat for being an invaluable source of information over the last year.

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