As the nights draw in then boat building activity is starting again and news of duck punt developments have started to appear in my inbox.
First up is Julian from Lincolnshire who lives in a land criss crossed by dykes and narrow semi-navigable waterways. He built a bigger dinghy last year and decided that a Duck Punt would be a good thing to own
He made most of the boat using Cascamite and screwfix self driving screws s with just the odd bit of epoxy tape on the outside to protect the edges. He completed the hull in grey floor paint from Screwfix
he reckons he got the boat from first cut to be ready for the first coat of paint in 20 hours
here are the snaps.
Tim Marchetti in the USA , runs a timber machining company
specialising in cutting complicated shapes has been so smitten with the design that he has fed the details into his computer and has started working on a kit for the boat - he has cut the basic parts from three sheets of ply. He reckons that using a glue and screw method asnd one of his kits you could have a punt built in 16 hours
here are the snaps
he has a delightlfully ironic and well illustrated blog here
the lads from West Mersea having fun