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(Phil Bolger's Teal design)

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To learn building skills to help with the process, and to give us something in which to learn to sail, we built Bolger's Teal using step-by-step, detailed instructions in Harold "Dynamite" Payson's Instant Boats. We made it over about two months, working most, but not all weekends. We named her Forget-Me-Not.

sanding the inner hull

Forget-Me-Not under construction (dust mask for the daughter—safety first!).

FORGET-ME-NOT complete

Forget-Me-Not completed.

launching FORGET-ME-NOT

The Christening!

FORGET-ME-NOT on Auke Lake

Here's one of our favorite places to sail, Auke Lake.

I customized the rowing seat slightly, so that it can be stowed flat and out of the way when not in use. I did this by building it as designed, but leaving the interlocking "leg" pieces loose. I hinged the seat to the longer leg, and added a long T-shaped piece onto which the shorter leg can be slid and secured by friction.

folding seatfolding seatfolding seat
Here's how it goes together. Flip it over, and you've got a seat. Thanks to Ed Sasser for the photos.

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