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December Zoom Meeting – Building a Stornoway 16 Sailing Dinghy – Steve Goodchild

11 December, 2021 @ 19:30 - 20:30


For our December Zoom meeting Steve Goodchild will tell us how he built a beautiful 16′ strip planked ‘Stornoway 16’ sailing dinghy – picture above.   Steve is an experienced woodworker, at one time he owned and ran a woodworking and furniture making factory in Malawi, but this was his first boat building project. The first, but not the last, perhaps he will also tell us about another boat building project that followed this one.

I hope that this meeting will show that the AYRS is not just about experimental boats but is also relevant to the building of practical boats for everday use – even if a boat building project produces a fairly conventional end result there is plenty of scope for inovation, both in the details and fittings and in the construction methods.  I think this will be well demonstrated by Steve’s project.

If you would like a preview to Steve’s presentation, the Stornoway 16 is a design by Selway Fisher and the example built by Steve is featured at this webpage:   https://epoxycraft.com/projects/building-a-stornoway-16-part-3/https://epoxycraft.com/projects/building-a-stornoway-16-part-3/

Looking to the future, Steve used 3D printing to make some of the parts for this project and I am hoping that Steve will be able to contribute to a future Zoom meeting about this technique.



11 December, 2021
19:30 - 20:30




John Perry