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Daniel Swenson "just followed the instructions" in "How to Build a Shellback Dinghy" by Eric Dow and found the process "very straightforward." Building NATANGA took five years, during which Daniel experienced the loss of "three close people...but the project was always there for grounding. My guess is that boats are there for a lot of people." The dinghy's name is translated from Swahili as "I loiter" or "I waste time," which is what Daniel plans to do on the nearby lakes of Tuttle Creek and Pottawatomie. He is willing to loan the jigs and ladder frame; contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28, 2009