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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.



Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bobby Coker Just Launched his 19' Albion Pacific Power Dory

Bobby Coker just launched this homebuilt 19' Albion Pacific Power Dory in Florida. Very Nice job completing his first boat. It's stunning. Looks like he's going to have a fun summer.

Albion Pacific Power Dory Wood boat plans

Albion Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Albion Pacific Power Dory Easy Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 19' Albion Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Mike Barone's 13' Marsh Rat Ultralight Drift Boat Completed

Mike Barone just finished up this 13' Marsh Rat Ultralight Duck Boat. Nice job, and he'll have plenty of time to test it out this summer before duck season comes along this fall.

Marsh Rat Ultralight Drift Boat Wood boat plans

Marsh Rat Ultralight Drift Boat Wooden Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 13' Marsh Rat Ultralight Drift Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Derek Fray's 19' Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Nearing Completion

Derek Fray just sent me these pictures of his 19' Hatteras V-Bottom dory he is just now finishing up. The colors came out great. It won't be too long until it's ready to go fishing.

Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Wood boat plans

Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Wooden Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 19' Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tyson Jenson's 19' Quintana Wide Panga Launched

Tyson Jenson just posted these pictures of this 19' Quintana Wide Panga on my Boatbuilding Facebook Group. He used a jet ski drive system on it. It really came out nicely.

Quintana Wide Panga Wood boat plans

Quintana Wide Panga Wooden Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 19' Quintana Wide Panga Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Brett Kraatz's 14' Seneca Pacific Power Dory

Brett Kraatz posted these pictures of this 14' Seneca Pacific Power dory on his Facebook page. Nice job!. The boat's name is in memory of Brett's sister.

Seneca Pacific Power dory Wood boat plans

Seneca Pacific Power dory Wooden Boat Plans

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

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Robert Gambill's Huntington Harbor built from Free Boat Plans

Robert Gambill just sent me these pictures of his homebuilt Huntington Harbor Kayak. I home he sends more when it gets wet.

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Free Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

John Julian's 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory

John Julian just sent me these pictures of this 17' Tillamook Pacific Power dory that he just completed. It looks great and he says he'll send more pictures when het gets it wet, which should be soon.

Tillamook Pacific Power dory Wood boat plans

Tillamook Pacific Power dory Wooden Boat Plans

Tillamook Pacific Power dory Easy Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat 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, April 26, 2019

Paul Smith's 16' Newporter in West Australia

Paul Smith from Perth, West Australia posted these pictures of his recently completed Newporter Stitch and Glue v-bottom boat.

Newporter Stitch and Glue wood boat plans

Newporter Stitch and Glue Wooden Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 16' Newporter Stitch and Glue V-bottom Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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