Clinker Dinghy Program & What you will Learn

 

WEEK 1

  • Workplace Safety Induction and familiarisation

  • Construction Terminology & Lofting from plan to lofting floor of Keel, Stem & Transom

  • Training on hand tools and sharpening

  • Training on machine tools & safety

  • Fabricate keel and stem

  • Set-up keel & stem on strong back

  • Fabricate and install transom

  • Lofting temporary moulds

WEEK 2

  • Make mould forms

  • Set-up moulds on strong back

  • Shape rabbet in keel

  • Run battens to set out plank positions

  • Make pattern for garboard plank

  • Cut plank form from slab stock

  • Split and thickness to give a pair planks

  • Steam and fit Garboard planks

WEEK 3 To MID WEEK 5

  • Improving and skill chamfering, rebating, fitting and Riveting 6 more planks per side.

  • Remove temporary forms.

WEEK 5 CONTINUED

  • Prepare and chamfer ribs

  • Steam and install ribs with rivets, which involves teamwork and many hands

WEEK 6 & 7

  • Fitting out

  • Install gunnels

  • Install seat rails & risers

  • Install thwarts (seats)

  • Install knees

  • Finishing ready for coating

WEEK 8 SAILING VERSION ONLY

  • Install centreboard case

  • Make centreboard

  • Make rudder & install rudder

  • Make spars

  • Install fittings and rig

For more information please contact us on:

info@woodenboatcentre.com

Phone: +61 3 62663586