I’m in the process of laminating some re-inforcement to the breast hook of a Rankin Dinghy. Rankin Dinghys were built glued clinker by the brothers Eric and David Rankin in Cobh, Co. Cork. These dinghy’s were very early examples of glued clinker using epoxy adhesive. They have a very bouyant hull with plenty of flare at the bow to handle the chop of Cork harbour. This one is mostly used with an outboard but can be sailed. There is an active following still racing and sailing these dinghy’s in Cork harbour and west Cork. You can check out their facebook page Rankin Dinghy Group.
The interior needs some refinishing but apart from a few incidents with parting company with her trailer this boat is in excellent condition for her age. A testament to her low maintenance and strong epoxy clinker construction.
Who wouldn’t fall for a lovely hull like the one above. You can see the patch from a previous repair at the fore end of the top plank. The extra lamination on the breasthook will make up for any loss of strength here.
If you would like to have your Rankin Dinghy or any other boat repaired, restored or built new please don’t hesitate to contact me, Tiernan, +086 158 6937 or +353 28 38973 or by email or use the contact page.
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