Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Avocet, DIY Sailboat




To build Avocet I used yellow pine for chines, gunwales, stem, frames, etc. and ¼” exterior pine plywood for the sides, transom, and bottom. You need an 18’ by 8’ dry space, rudimentary woodworking skills, and a few tools. That said, the more tools and knowledge the better. Bronze/brass fittings, factory made sail, and liberal use of epoxy bumped my build to around $500.00. I will be glad to answer any questions in the comments section.