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 July 20, 2014

Albion Pacific Power Dory in Martha's Vineyard

This beautiful Albion was built in Southern California then moved across the country to Martha's Vineyard, an island off the coast of Massachusetts, when the builder was transferred for his work. The island is surrounded by Cape Cod, a traditional boating and fishing area dating back to the Colonial times, and the handy Albion fits in perfectly there. I had the opportunity to meet the builder. He's a great guy and quite a craftsman. This is the third of my designs he's completed.

I just received this email.

Greetings Jeff,

Hope all is well in California. I have been enjoying my boat far beyond my expectations. So much so I have been contemplating building a new one larger.

Here is a great picture of the girls and I enjoying the beach on Martha's Vineyard a few weeks ago. They love the boat and are fishing queens!

- Zachary

Albion Pacific Power Dory Easy Boat Plans

More on the Albion: 19' Albion Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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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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