asloth is building a 6′ Origami Dinghy. I learned about his efforts on the Duckworks mailing list and have been chatting with him some. He was kind enough to forward some pictures and give me permission to post them, showing his progress (which is MUCH faster than mine) – Bruce
I received Origami plans two weeks ago. Made a cardboard model first to learn metric measurements and see how it goes together. Covered cardboard w/ ripstop nylon which turned out a bit baggy. But I learned a lot building a model.
I’ve gathered all wood and plywood. 7/8’s doug-fir for keel-knee-stem, and 3/8’s marine ply for most of rest. 1/4 ply for trim pieces. Glued, w/ PL Premium, keel assembly today, and butt joint for one side of bottom, as I got all pieces out of one 4×8 sheet of 3/8’s.
Recieved 3 yds. of 18 oz. black vinyl from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics a couple days ago. Around $8 bucks a yd. I can’t find stainless or bronze/brass chicago screws so will use stainless machine screws and nuts. I plan to glue vinyl to frame w/ PL Permium as above on wood. Will prime wood w/ UMA primer from X-I-M and top coat w/ semi-gloss latex. Grey inside and bright yellow out.
Anyone else out there working on, or thinking of building an Origami?