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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Randy Novak's 24' Clemente V-Dory Maiden Voyage

I just got these photos and video of Randy Novak's recently completed 24' Clemente V-Bottom Dory:

Clemente V-Bottom Dory Wood Boat Plans

Clemente V-Bottom Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Clemente V-Bottom Dory Plywood Boat Plans

Randy said this in his email to me:

I can't imagine any boat performing better, to be honest. It seems to come up instantly and flat as a pancake. It was an awesome day. Almost 2 1/2 years in the making and still needs finishing touches. Can't begin to say thanks enough to you for offering up such a wonderful experience.

Here's a video of the boat at cruising speed:

Looks like he did an exceptional job on this beautiful cruiser.

Free study prints and more information is available at: Clemente V-Bottom 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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