Franklin design makes a splash

posted Jul 31, 2017, 7:28 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 7:30 PM ]
Boat builder Bert van Baar sends this from The Netherlands...
I have just finished a boatbuilding course at the Batavia Shipyard.  We have been building the little lapstrake dinghy from Adrian Deane from the Wooden Boat Centre! 
I just love this little dinghy: this is the first time I really finish a dinghy in a course even with the floorboards screwed in. 
Thanks to Mike and Jonno who told me about the fine benefits of this boat.

Joyce! Congratulations with your little boat! And Roland thanks for your support for Joyce getting the boat!
Crew: Thanks for your wilfull coöperation!

Launching of the boat next to the VOC ship Batavia!

The 'Wiskey Screw' (last screw of the project)