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Bubbles (Pub. No. 7001)

by Charles Bell

LOA 8',  DEPTH 20". BEAM 4', WEIGHT 100 lbs.

Here is a dinghy which should meet the requirements of most yachtsmen who want a light but stable dinghy.

Capable of carrying three adults while being rowed, but one which can be sailed for fun in quiet harbors as well. She weighs 100 lbs., is only eight feet long, 20” deep and four feet wide and she is about as simple as a boat can be to build. BUBBLES can be built using either of two methods. The first is the much talked-about Bubble Mold, a mold method which uses a bubble of air and is explained in the article.

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Wendy Third (Pub. No. 7002)

by Charles Bell

LOA 10', BEAM 51", DRAFT Approx. 6"

Wendy Third is a further development of her predecessors, Wendy and Wendy Two.

These two class racers were such successful performers that further development of building methods was considered to bring construction of this popular class within the scope of any home builder with ordinary skills as well as for the more expert among us. The lines are the same as before with certain refinements to ease lamination of the sheer and chine pieces.

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$3.50
Sailing Dinghy of Plyfoam (Pub. No. 7010)

by Charles Bell

With brand new lightweight plyfoam, the home builder’s task and tools are minimized.

Would-be home builders with more spirit than skill for that sailing dink, take heart. And take a hard look at a new core material called Plyfoam, a rigid polyvinyl chloride developed by the firm of Potter Instruments Inc., Plainview, N.Y. for use in “sandwich” construction. Marketed in sheets of 1/4” and 1/2” thickness, it’s intended for use with polyester or epoxy plastics, and with a variety of reinforcing materials of which the most commonly used is fiberglass. With this in mind, I’ve designed a sailing dinghy which will weigh about 50 pounds, but which is stronger than a comparable plywood dink. Even, a conventional fiberglass hull would have to be far heavier to be as stiff and sturdy. It will carry heavy loads in a breeze and be quite lively for one or two people to sail. Outside of the form or building jig, the Plyfoam, fiberglass and resin require a minimum of tools—a brush, razor blades and pair of scissors will do the trick.

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Sailing Dinghy--Snowbird (Pub. No. 7844)

Designed by Charles D. Mower.

Snow Bird is a smart sailing dinghy of a type similar to those used in “Frostbite” racing during the winter season in eastern clubs. In fact she was designed to the rules of a certain class a few years ago but the classification no longer exists. She is a practical boat, will carry a good load under oars, tows well, is light to hoist aboard and can be used with the smaller, lighter outboards of not over 3 hp. She is the perfect all-around yacht tender, and makes a handsome boat. The round-bottomed clinker built construction is difficult for the amateur but it makes the strongest light boat one can build.

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