Building the Uqbar Dinghy

Building the Uqbar Dinghy

by Redjeb Jordania

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Overview

  1. CUT all parts to exact shape with the help of our cutting diagrams.
  2. EPOXY fiberglass tape on the outside of the seams.
  3. STITCH the hull panels together with metal or plastic wire-ties.
  4. SNIP OFF the wire ends on the outside and fair.
  5. GLUE the panels together by spreading epoxy putty over the wires


In just a long weekend or a few evenings, you can realize your boat dreams with the guidance and detailed instructions offered in Building the Uqbar Dinghy. Boatbuilder/designer Redjeb Jordania walks you through the building process with advice on materials, techniques, tricks and traps, and more. Inside you will find:

  • Plans and cutting diagrams for all models, including rowing as well as sailing versions
  • A captioned Visual Guide that will show you all the steps and illustrates vividly the techniques used in building an Uqbar
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions
  • First-hand descriptions from boat enthusiasts of their experiences building the dinghy on their own to give you the confidence that you can do it, too
  • A glossary of terms related to the building process
  • A list of suppliers so you can easily find what you need


If you are a boat enthusiast, a Scout leader looking for an epic project for your troop, or a woodworking hobbyist wanting a new challenge, Building the Uqbar Dinghy gives you all you need to fulfill your boatbuilding dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071831017
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Redjeb Jordania, designer/builder of the Uqbar pram-nosed dinghies, is a former director of the East Hampton Marine Museum Boat Shop; an associate professor of maritime history and literature of the sea for the seamester program at Southampton College; and was a senior boatbuilding instructor for the Pioneer Marine School at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. He is author of Pocket Guide to Boating and many articles on sailing and boat-building. He is also a former sailing instructor at Club Med. Jordania has extensive sailing experience in the waters of North America, the Caribbean, and Europe.



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