The story and photos of my folding boat © 2007 by Man of the Cloth Productions.
Lay the folding boat on the grass or on a soft surface.
Open the folded panels. Slowly press the hull panels down and the port and starboard panels open.
Place the center thwart upside down on a soft surface.
Unfold the the seat support and press it into the the slots.
Turn the thwart over. Insert one end of the seat into the wooden seat brackets, continue pressing the hull open.
Insert the seat support into the aluminum bracket. Then insert the other end of the seat into the wooden bracket on the others side. Insert the pins that lock the thwart to the hull.
Lift up the "T" hinges for the stern seat.
Slide the transom into the mounting slots at the stern.
Slide the stern seat into place. Secure the seat by placing the bolts through the "T" hinges. Then fasten with the wing nuts.
Lift up the "T" hinges for the foredeck.
Slide the bow plate onto the brackets that secure it to the center post.
Slide the foredeck into place. Secure it by placing the bolts through the "T" hinges. Then fasten with the wing nuts.
Place the oarlock blocks on the gunwales.
Inspect the boat for needed equipment, then launch.
Away we go.
Here is a photo showing the Barquito in pieces on a table.
Assemble the Barquito Gallery of Pictures
1 Basic Boating String Theory 2 Sewing the Hull 3 Keeping the Water Out
4 Center Thwart 5 Bow 6 Foredeck 7 Transom 8 Oarlocks / Oars 9 Skeg
10 Conversion to Sail 11 Leeboard 12 Rudder 13 Mast and Spars 14 Sail and Rig
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