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.


Monday June 23, 2014

New Galveston Garvey Dory Performance

Just got this email from a Galveston builder in South Carolina:

Hi Jeff,

It rides amazing. I sits in the water perfect. Even with a 90 four stroke no waves washed over the transom. I have to say, for a flat bottom boat, it rides very nice. We were in heavy chop and we cruised comfortably at 20 mph. I'm still breaking in the motor but once i do i'll give you some more performance specs. Yes she will eventually be painted but for now we are gonna soak up this summer with it.

I had lots of comments from my friends about how much room it has. We literally had 3 women sun bathing in floor in front of the console.

Thanks, more to come.
Kennedy

Galveston Garvey Wood Boat Plans

Galveston Garvey Wooden Boat Plans

Looking good, Kennedy!

Here's more info on the Galveston: 19' Galveston Garvey Boat Plans.

- 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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