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 26, 2015

Winchester Power Dory with Cabin Just Launched in Virginia

Just got this email and photos:

Hi Jeff,

Here's my Winchester Pacific Power dory. I stretched it out to 25 ft. and added a cabin and a 116 gal. fuel tank. The 150 hp. engine doesn't have to work very hard and between 18 and 25 mph. It averages over 5.5 mpg. It's a little rough in choppy water so when its choppy I just slow it down a little. It's perfect for long distance cruising, which is what I wanted. Thanks for the plans and all the support.

Karl Lehmberg
Lorton, Virginia

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Karl did a beautiful job there. Nice cabin and fit-up.

The plans for the 23' Winchester Pacific Power Dory Dory may be downloaded at: 23' Winchester 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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