Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks

I've been compiling this blog of boatbuilding tips and tricks, plus launchings and in-progress boatbuilding projects for 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.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tillamook Power Dory Project Coming Together in Scotland

I recently received this email:

Hello Jeff,
Well three months of long winter nights and the garage door was finally opened. I have followed your website building blogs for inspiration and support through out this time so I thought I should help others by proving even a first time boat builder can achieve with your easy to read plans and step by step instruction guide, thank you. Now I don't know of anybody locally who has built a Spira boat so this might be the first one in Scotland? She still has a lot of work to do, small cuddy (cabin) and a center console, possibly a detachable rain shelter for the helm, it rains a lot here. More photos to follow as the boat progresses,
Julian King, Dunbar, Scotland:

Spira International Tillamook Boat Plans

Spira International POwer Dory Boat Plans

More pictures, information and free study prints for the 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory: Tillamook 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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