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Optimist dinghies

Everything in the built world has a story as well as a lot of ideas, thinking, experiences and background knowledge.

Take for example, the Optimist sailboat. The design is simple enough that many people and groups have build them so kids everywhere can learn to sail in a small rugged boat and compete internationally.

These are the instructions for building an Opti complete with pictures and links to resources.

Going through the instructions points out a number of engineering concepts and terminology as well as tools and skills.

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