Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks

I've been compiling this blog of boatbuilding tips and tricks, plus launchings and in-progress boatbuilding projects for over five years now. The vast majority of the questions I receive by email have already been asked by someone else, so if you take the time to read through the archives, you'll probably run across many the questions you may already have plus find answers to questions you haven't thought of yet. You also get a chance to look through many of the projects that others are building. I try to include as many of the photos I receive from builders as well, some from facebook pages.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tilamook Pacific Dory Completed in U.S. Virgin Islands

I just received this email and pictures:

Hi Jeff,
Dropping a line to update on the progress of our tillamook. Her name is Buena Vida and we have been out twice this month. Three of us fishing all day Sunday off the west coast of St. Croix. Caught in a squall for a short bit but had a great day. Beached the boat at a local beach bar for lunch and easy launch back for more fishing. Looking forward to the next project!
Aaron Boswell

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Nice job, Aaron. The boat looks great and I love your boating neighborhood. Now that's how to spend the winter!

It also goes to show that Pacific Dories aren't just for the Pacific Coast. They're great for anywhere you need a fast, efficient, light boat for use in rough water or smooth. They're also surprisingly easy to build.

Here's a link to the Tillamook Information page: 17' Tillamook Pacific Dory Boat Plans Information

- Jeff

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Please don't be embarrassed to send in photos of your projects. I get a lot of emails from people who tell me about their build but never send any pictures. I'd love to see them, as would all of the other people who are either building a boat or thinking about it. They need all the encouragement they can get.

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