Build Your Own Tenderly Dinghy

Location: The WoodenBoat School - Brooklin, Maine
Dates: Sunday, July 9, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017

Register through the
WoodenBoat School
 
beginning January 2.

Call 207-359-4651 for registration inquiries.

What is it like to build a CLC Dinghy in one week?  Watch: 

Instructor:  John C. Harris

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In the age of the inflatable, there are still those who appreciate an elegant, well-designed dinghy. A lapstrake tender like Tenderly isn't all about looks. She will, of course, carry the groceries out to the mothership and tow without fuss. She'll also be a first-class daysailer or sail-training boat, and can be rowed all day. The stern accepts a small motor if you must.

Tenderly Dinghy
Tenderly Dinghy
Tenderly Dinghy
Tenderly Dinghy
Tenderly Dinghy
Tenderly Dinghy
Tenderly Dinghy
Tenderly Dinghy

Tenderly is ten feet long and a bit over four feet wide. The hull features graceful lapstrake planking and easily-driven lines. Stability is solid and she'll handle two adults and a child. The traditional interior includes floorboards and scuppered inwales. Rigged with a large, efficient balanced lug sail, she's sporty and responsive on all points. Wood-epoxy composite construction ensures rugged durability.

Tenderly Lapstrake Dinghy KitTenderly Lapstrake Dinghy Kit

Boatbuilding Instructor John Harris
John Harris
Instructor

With the help of Tenderly's designer, each student will assemble his or her own dinghy from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit. The hull employs CLC's patented LapStitchTM  construction method, in which stitch-and-glue techniques are used to create lapstrake hulls of traditional appearance. The computer-cut planks are wired together to form the hull, then "welded" with epoxy. The students reinforce the hull with fiberglass cloth and mahogany rails, then add the daggerboard trunk and seats. (The sailing rig is optional, but the class will proceed under the assumption that the boat will be used for both rowing and sailing.) As with all of our courses in which students build their own boat, this will be a busy week, so expect to spend a few evenings in the shop. By noon on Saturday you'll have an assembled hull, ready for finish work and a sailing rig.

 

Over the course of the week students will acquire advanced epoxy and fiberglass techniques, perform basic marine carpentry, and go home with the knowledge needed to get the boat rigged and sailing. Many builders will tow this fine little boat as a tender, but even more will build her for leisurely sailing and rowing alongshore.  

 Note:  Boat kits for classes are specially prepared at CLC and delivered directly to the classroom.  These kits include essential supplies and may have certain parts pre-assembled.  Because of the particular nature of these kits, discounts and other promotions do not apply

Tenderly Lapstrake Dinghy Kit
Tenderly Dinghy

 
 Tenderly Dinghy Kit
 
Tenderly Dinghy Kit