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Monday, September 4, 2017

Carolinian Dory Launched in Maine

Gordon Haldeman from Freeport Maine, just sent me these pictures and comments:

Greetings Jeff,

My son Jacob and I finished our 18-foot Carolinian this July after two years of hard work. Your design is fantastic; we get compliments on the boat everywhere we go. We christened it the 'Julia-Gail' after my Mother and daughter. Thanks for making this project possible, the time spent building this boat with my son was meaningful for both of us and our time on the boat as a family has been very special and great fun!


Carolinian Carolina Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Carolinian Carolina Dory Wood Boat Plans

Carolinian Carolina Dory Plywood Boat Plans

Carolinian Carolina Dory Easy Boat Plans

Great looking boat and family, Gordon. So happy to hear you enjoyed the experience.

More info on the boat, free study prints, and links to purchase plans are available here: 18' Carolinian Carolina Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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