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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Glousterman Ultralight Dory Built for Salish Sea Race

Tim Smith's Glousterman is getting ready for a rowing race in the Salish Sea (Which includes the Puget Sound.) It is a very simple to build, 15' fast rowing dory that can handle rough water.

The very first one I built weighed 42 lbs empty. I took it to Huntington Harbor as its first test. This one will be a few pounds more since it features watertight compartments and a sliding seat.

Glousterman Ultralight Dory Wood Boat Plans

Glousterman Ultralight Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Glousterman Ultralight Dory stitch-and-glue Boat Plans

Glousterman Ultralight Dory Easy Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans may be found at: 15' Glousterman Ultralight Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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