I recently ordered a kit for a wooden boat. Would a post detailing the construction fit in Woodcraft?
What an excellent idea! I’m looking forward to reading the build log
Sounds great. I pick everything up on 7 May. I will start working on it shortly after that. For those interesting I am building a Northeaster Dory from Chesapeake Light Craft.
This is a picture of a finished NE Dory with the sloop rig instead of the more common balanced lug rig:
What rig do you plan to fly?
I am going with the sloop rig. I am much more familiar with the sloop rig. People go with the lug rig because it is simpler, cheaper and more romantic. I have only ever sailed sloops though. I used to race Lasers and very large racing yachts when I was in college in the SF Bay Area.
My dad was once a competitive Force 5 racer and taught me to sail in his Force 5. Cat-rigged with all the ropes… With traveller, vang, outhaul, and downhaul, we could really sail close to the wind.
Those are pretty close to a Laser. I loved racing dinghies.