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The last three blog posts in 2015


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Huntington Harbor Kayak in Melbourne, Australia

I just received this great email and pictures:

Hi Jeff,

As requested on your website, here are some photos of a Huntington Harbor I put together in Melbourne, Australia.

I took her out on the bay last weekend and despite the rough weather she handled great. It was beautiful to watch the spray coming over the lovely timber bow. I enclosed the rear compartment and half the front to make it more safe. I figure that way if I overturn at sea it will be simple to turn back over... although I still need to test this theory.

Thanks very much for the plans!

Regards,
Lee Matthews

Very nice job there, Lee.

Huntington Harbor Kayak Wooden Boat Plans

Huntington Harbor Kayak FREE Boat Plans

The plans for the 12' Huntington Harbor may be for FREE at: 12' Huntington Harbor FREE Boat plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Pescadero Launch in Monterey

I received these great photos of Jeff Milette's Pescadero Carolina style dory launched in Monterey, California.

Pescadero Carolina Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Pescadero Carolina Dory Wood Boat Plans

Pescadero Carolina Dory Easy Boat Plans

More information and access to free study prints and to purchase the plans for the 14' Pescadero Carolina Dory plans may be downloaded at: 14' Pescadero Carolina Dory Boat plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Caladesi in the Arctic

I just received this great email and pictures:

Hi Jeff,

I hope that all is well with you today--all is well here in Kotzebue, which is located 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the northwestern coast of Alaska!

I have attached photos of a Caladesi that I recently finished. I selected the Caladesi design as the boat to build as I could just tell by the lines that it would be a good, safe boat for traveling over the icy-cold, and sometimes dangerous waters of Kotzebue Sound, but that it would also allow me to get into some "skinny" water places, not the least of which being the little creek that flows in front of our cabin which is located on the lower Noatak River.

Its a really great boat that performs well and I'm just as pleased as I can be with it! Thank you so much for sharing the design with us!

Doug

Wow, Doug. Beautiful place, and beautiful boat. Hope you invite me some day to go fishing with you!

Caladesi Carolina Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Caladesi Carolina Dory Easy Boat Plans

The plans for the 20' Caladesi Carolina Dory plans may be downloaded at: 20' Caladesi Carolina 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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