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.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Seneca Power Dory Launched in Santa Cruz, California

I received this email this morning:

Hi Jeff,

I thought you might be interested to see my finished Seneca, launched on 5 Jun 2015 in Santa Cruz, California. Fours years in the making, it has been quite a project. Her name is Scherzo (a musical term) and she lives in the water at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor. She rides like a waterbed if it isn't too choppy on the Monterey Bay. I hope to trail her to British Columbia i during the summer months to explore the lower mainland coast and Desolation Sound.

Her lovely little ship's wheel which inspired the interior design, came from an antique shop on Long Island, New York.

You can follow her whole journey on my blog, Murray's Boat Blog.

Murray Walker

Monterey, CA

Seneca Pacific Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Dory Easy Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Dory Plywood Boat Plans

The plans for the 15' Seneca Pacific Power Dory may be downloaded at: Seneca 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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