Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks

I've been compiling this blog of boatbuilding tips and tricks, plus launchings and in-progress boatbuilding projects for over five years now. The vast majority of the questions I receive by email have already been asked by someone else, so if you take the time to read through the archives, you'll probably run across many the questions you may already have plus find answers to questions you haven't thought of yet. You also get a chance to look through many of the projects that others are building. I try to include as many of the photos I receive from builders as well, some from facebook pages.

Tuesday July 22, 2014

Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Nearing Completion

I recently received this email.


I thought you might enjoy a quick update on the Hatteras build, it is finally on the trailer and out of the garage. Boat is complete minus hatch covers windshield and interior paint. I am taking her down to the Gulf this weekend for some much need R&R, and plan to paint the rail and interior once I get back. I will get you some official "launch" photos once the motor is installed and the interior is painted.

Thanks so much for a great set of plans. BTW - the boat is much bigger in person than the pictures demonstrate. I am very pleased with how much room the interior of this boats has. For a family of 3 this boat looks to be a perfect match!!!

- Doug

Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Easy Boat Plans

More on the Hatteras: 19' Hatteras 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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