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, September 9, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Oysterman Carolina Dory

I just got this picture and email:


My new Oysterman. I built the plan two inches higher around the complete hull for rougher water in the Chesapeake bay. I also added a self draining deck with three inches of foam flotation under the floor. It performs great and does everything I could ask for. The power is 20 hp. Thanks for a great plan.

Michael Holland

Oysterman Carolina Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Looking great, Michael!

More on the Oysterman: 16' Oysterman Carolona 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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