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How to Build the Shellback Dinghy

WoodenBoat Books


By Eric Dow

Build this 11'2" dinghy following the step-by-step instructions of boatbuilding Eric Dow. The Shellback Dinghy is a modern classic that rows, sails, and tows beautifully. She has a traditional bow, a narrow rockered bottom, and a sweet transom that lifts well out of the water. This is engineered for the amateur builder.

If you are considering building from our kit, then read this book a time or two, and your decision will be all the easier.

If you decide to build, you will need to order boatbuilding plans. You cannot build straight from the book.

Author: Eric Dow
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
Published: November 1, 1993
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780937822272
Binding: Paperback