NATANGA

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 swenson.home@gmail.com.

Design Specs

LOA:
11′ 
2″
Beam:
4′ 
5″
Designer Name: 
Joel White
Type/Rig/Power: 
Shellback Dinghy
Builder Name: 
Daniel Swenson
Home Port: 
Manhattan, Kansas
Launching Date: 
May 28, 2009