Tom's Shellback Dingy building project

Shellback Dinghy, designed by Joel White In 2001-2002 I took NMHA's adult course on wooden boat building. There I learned several skills, but principally to scarf plywood, a skill I lacked at the time. In the summer of 2002 I built this Shellback Dinghy from scratch. The following show has 69 slides with commentary on each, so to read all this and study the photos a bit will take maybe an hour.

Tom Gibson

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Notes on Flickr slideshow:

  • Mouse to the bottom left, and click the || pause icon. Otherwise you won't be able to read the comments.
  • Mouse to the top right and click “show info,” that is where the comments are.
  • Top middle has “next” and “previous” buttons so you can go through at your own pace.

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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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