Steve’s Boat Building An amateur’s attempt to build a strip plank dinghy

Barnacle as of 1st October 2019. The white strip under the gunwale is only masking tape. Now for the 9 coats of varnish on the deck!

The name was chosen for two reasons. This project has clung to me for three years, and I couldn’t scrape it off (or the West System epoxy holding it together). Also, the the last five letters are the initials of our dog, my wife and our three daughters.

She finally begins to look like a boat. Note the electric outboard, bought too early against the chance of massive increases in import tariffs as a result of a no-deal brexit. Note too the very short mast, to enable easy exit from the building in due course.