Build a Sailor Girl On Your Own

A week in your own shop will produce a boat that’s fun to sail or row.
By John Wilson
Pages: 86-91

From the February 2005 issue #146
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When I was a Boy Scout 50 years ago, I remember reading an article titled “Building an Orange Crate Canoe.” At the time I read it, however, oranges were no longer crated in anything suitable for canoes.

The concept, however, of making a boat from readily accessible materials stuck with me. Here is a boat, called Sailor Girl, that uses my design and construction methods. It’s made from wood you can easily find at the local lumberyard.

From the February 2005 issue #146
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