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Building the Alli8, CD


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Whether in printed or digital format, the information is all the same. Though you cannot print from this CD, it does offer the advantage of being searchable. The text follows the building process, so is chronological.

Contents include:

Section 1: The Design
Section 2: Building the Form
Section 3: Making the Keel & Transoms
Section 4: Laminating the Chine Logs
Section 5: Planking the Bottom & Sides
Section 6: Inboard Joinerwork
Section 7: The Sailing Rig
Section 8: Painting & Varnishing
Section 9: Rigging
Section 10: Time and Materials

That last section is included specifically for those who select this for a home schooling project. It includes the materials list, of course, but perhaps more importantly, it breaks the entire process down into its individual components so that it can be incorporated into a lesson plan. It even includes pages from the shop notebook showing how to best layout the pieces on plywood so as to minimize waste. The whole boat can be built with only four sheets, by the way.

This really is an ideal project for a parent and child or grandparent and grandchild. Alli and I even made the sail, and you can too!

And the best part is that after she's built you can go sailing! She moves with the barest hint of a breeze yet stands up to a pretty respectable blow, and she handles beautifully, pointing up and coming across the wind with no fuss at all...
.........................................................................This is sailing simplicity at its best.

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