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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Anacapa Dory Winter Maiden Voyage

The builder, Vic Bottomly lives in South-Eastern Washington, and can only put a few hours per week on this project, balancing his time between his day job and family. It took him about a year and a half, and he figures about 220 hours and $1500 to build the hull. He said he had some of the materials and epoxy, and if he accounted for everything, it would cost about $2000 - way less than the trailer or motor.

He said this about the test run: "And finally, most pleasing of all, she planed fine at half throttle. The GPS showed 11.5 mph going against a 1-2 knot current and the bow settled nicely. The motor is still in break-in phase, so I didn't go over 3000 rpms, but at that power, GPS readout was over 16 mph against that current. My most optimistic Crouch formula results gave me 19.5 mph at 1600 pounds with a 20 hp motor, and I'm thinking, once it is broken in, we will realistically hit that."

Anacapa Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Anacapa Pacific Power Wood Boat Plans

Anacapa Pacific Power Plywood Boat Plans

Anacapa Pacific Power Easy Boat Plans

Very nice job on this build. Vic has many photos on the Wooden Boat Forum web site.

More information and access to free study prints, and links to purchase the plans for the 19' Anacapa Offshore Pacific Power Dory plans may be downloaded at: 19' Anacapa Offshore Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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