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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lonnie Black Finishes Two Boats, a Glousterman and a Boothbay Rowing Dories

Lonnie Black just sent me these pictures and comments on his newly launched boats:

Hi Jeff,

Over the past few weeks I built your Glousterman, and the Boothbay dory. The idea, aside from curing some boredom, was a lightweight boat to use for some rowing exercise.

I'm on Lake Lotela in Avon Park, Fl which is great for rowing.

I am quite pleased with both of these little boats. The plans were very simple and accurate.

I'll attach a couple photos. The Glousterman seemed a little tipsy for me so I lowered the seat and added a removable water ballast tank which added greatly to the stability. When removed, a child or person would provide that ballast.

They were both fun builds and will be a nice addition to the fleet.

Thanks,
Lonnie Black

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Nice job, Lester! They came out great and they look to be lots of fun.

More information and free study prints for the Glousterman boat may be found at: 15' Glousterman Ultralight Rowing Dory Boat Plans

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