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Platt Monfort sailing dinghy

The plans are a Platt Monfort Classic 12′ that I stretched out to 13′. I beefed up the backbone a bit from the mast step to aft of the daggerboard trunk anticipating its sailing life. The lug sail, spars, daggerboard and kick-up rudder came from CLC BOATS as a kit for their Passagemaker Pram. All the long pieces were made from cypress rippings that had been hanging around my shop since the '80s. The ribs, floorboards etc. were quarter-sawn from a white oak log, milled up and steamed where necessary. The seats and transom are from Okoume and Sapele marine ply.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Mon, 08/25/2014


Doug Clough launched his Platt Monfort designed Nimrod 12 solocanoe in his hometown of Mystic, Connecticut. It is 11′6″ long and 34″ wide.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 05/07/2013


A Platt Monfort design called Nimrod 12.

Built from off cuts of fir from the mast of the Mystic Seaport’s Amistad schooner, a chunk of green white oak, a few shop scraps and some spare time.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 05/07/2013


Ralph Cioppa made use of what he had on hand in the construction of this Nimrod 12 skin-on-frame canoe. After bending the ash frames in his hot tub, he shaped them, then left them to form in a metal trash can. He used heavy cardboard for the station molds, to which he attached the frames and then the Dacron skin. Ralph then found an old cushion from a porch swing to use for a seat in the boat. His eight grandchildren will use the 11-pound Nimrod, one at a time he writes, on Walker Lake near their home.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 08/14/2007
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