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Saturday, May 6, 2017

New Planked Foredeck of Pescadero Carolina Dory - Australia

A builder of this nice Pescadero Carolina Dory from Australia just sent me this nice email and photos.

Hi Jeff,
Trust you are well over there. All fine here with Hilary and myself.

Here is a pic of the foredeck of my Pescadero. It looks similar to what John Rocco Macar has done with his Caladesi. Now the weather has cooled off here I am getting on with finishing the Pesadero and moving along with the Chesapeke V bottom dory. The cleat in the pic is just sitting there for effect. Not even sure where I will put it yet. I may even run the anchor chain through a hole near the fairlead to save scuffing up the nice foredeck.

Kind regards,

David Ambler
Winfield, Qld

P.S. A nice grey kangaroo pic attached as well. Gotta keep up the Aussie image eh!!

Pescadero Carolina Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Pescadero Carolina Dory Wood Boat Plans

Pescadero Carolina Dory Plywood Boat Plans

Great looking deck. I can't wait to see the completed boat on the water.

More information and access to free study prints, and links to purchase these plans may be downloaded at: 14' Pescadero Carolina Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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