Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks Blog
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
I just got this email from Hawaii of a 14' Seneca used for ocean trolling:
Really happy with the Seneca plans. You are very good at what you do!
The boat has been on the water now for 9+ months. It has almost 3000 miles of blue water trolling and lots of other fishing on the "mostly" calm water of South Kona Hawaii. I built it extra strong for heavy use on the ocean.
Seriously, with the "half cab" the boat is super dry. If we're getting wet on deck it means that I shouldn't be out. Finishing the inside took much longer than building the hull. Great project, but if I ever do build another one I will call it a "work boat" and make it straight and strong, but not worry about looks and details! (and do waaayyy less sanding!)
The pictures I attached are mostly from New Years Day 2016. This was the boat's first fish - a 32# ono/wahoo. My wonderful wife Diana was onboard and she brought us luck! The newest record is a 140# Ahi last month by myself and that's a whole other story.
Thanks again and Aloha!
Beautiful boat, John. Looks like a great place to boat and fish too.
More information, pictures, videos, and free downloadable study prints to build this 15' Seneca Pacific Power Dory are available at: Seneca Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.
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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.