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.
Sunday, April 29, 2013
Just got this email:
I just returned from the Philippines where I had an Oysterman dory built by a local boat builder. The boat wasn't finished to the high standards of some of your builders, however functionally it was excellent and very seaworthy. With a 25Hp Yamaha it would do over 25 knots in calm waters and plane out on less than half throttle. Overall I am very happy with the design as it provided me with a cheap, easy and safe way to get on the water. Thanks.
Nice job there! Looks like fine workmanship from here. It should serve you well, especially in the ocean waters around the PI, a fine place to boat and fish. My boats are relatively popular there, many built by both expats and locals, for their ease of construction, low cost and economical operation.
More information on the Oysterman Carolina Dory: 16' Oysterman Carolina Dory Boat Plans.
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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.