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Here are the latest few blog posts. The balance of this years, appear below the list of posts and the column on the right, the index, lists all posts since 2008 when I started this blog, over 400 posts and 9 years.



Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mackinaw Drift Boat Recently Launched

Jim Prajsner just posted these pictures of his Mackinaw Drift Boat on his FaceBook page.

Mackinaw Drift Boat Wooden Boat Plans

Mackinaw Drift Boat Wood Boat Plans

He modified it a bit, adding the transom motor mount and it looks like it makes a great river boat.

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study prints may be found at: 13' Mackinaw Drift Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Completed in Texas

Alfred Meijas just completed his Tillamook Pacific Power dory in Houston, Texas.

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

Here it is before the motor was added, to check how it floats:

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study prints may be found at: 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Canadian Drift Boat Launched New Year's

I received these pictures and note of the this Canadian drift boat bulder who launched on New Year's.

Hi Jeff,

Just launched my Canadian drift boat on the first. It is perfect. Did exactly what I wanted it to. Low sides and low rocker were great in 30+ mph wind gusts. Paddled easily, was very controllable. Didn't even hit a rock. It was cold, but we managed a few nice Wyoming browns!

Thanks for the sweet build,
Cody

Canadian drift boat Wooden Boat Plans

Canadian drift boat Wood Boat Plans

Canadian drift boat Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study prints may be found at: 14' Canadian Drift Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Recently Completed

Todd Brown just sent me these pictures of his recently completed Seneca Pacific Power Dory. It took him about a year to complete. It looks to me like Mahogany lumber and ply planking. This is why we build wooden boats over modern store bought designs.

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study prints may be found at: 14' Seneca Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Bob Heidenreich's 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Interior

Bob Heidenreich just updated his FaceBook page with this really nice picture of his Tillamook Pacific Power Dory's interior. It is a great layout for his family fishing and outing use. Bob lives in Indiana.

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study prints may be found at: 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, January 5, 2018

30' Key West Carolina Dory Plans Available

I just completed and shipped the first 30' Key West Carolina Dory Plans, and have added them to the site.

Key West Carolina Dory Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study prints may be found at: 30' Key West Carolina Dory Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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