Toy Catamaran Project
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Hello, /diy/. I’ve been getting rather wistful for the life of the sea lately. So I decided on building a toy sailboat. To be precise, a toy catamaran sailboat.
The picture here is what I drafted up so far. She’ll be 24”x14” in size with a 24” high mast. The mast will be removable for storage. She’s scaled to 1/12 from the specs of a small racing catamaran. Roughly in scale with most 6” action figures. (A ship needs a crew, right?)
I have all the materials needed for the body. The two hulls will be made from a standard 2x4 stud pine. The other parts will be made of dowels, plywood, and various scrap wood on hand. I have a chop saw, electric hand saw, electric drill, dremmel, hammer, nails, etc. Planning on painting her with some exterior paint along with some exterior stain for the mast parts. I’m an amateur woodworker, but I’ve done several furniture & home improvement projects that I’m proud of.
While the body is pretty much planned out, I haven’t done much work on the sail dimensions. I figure once the basic body is done, I’ll be able to better measurements. I’m thinking either canvas or nylon for the sails. Whatever Hobby Lobby has that looks light & sturdy enough. I also gotta buy a eyelet brad maker as well for the holes to attach the sails. The spinnaker sail will be triangular so as to attach the top point on the mast and each of the bottom points will attach onto one of the hulls on their respective sides. I haven’t worked out all the rigging either, but I plan on using the mast’s spreader along with the mainsail‘s boom.
Hey, need help, pic related
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