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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Perscadero Launched near Washington DC

Michael Randall posted these pics on my Spira Boats Facebook Page. He said:

Got enough done to take it to the bay for two weeks. It really needs a second coat of paint and the inside is mostly epoxy coated. I cut on the transom some as the outboard I had was a short shaft. I plan to fill that back in later when I find a new outboard. I think I'll buy a 15 for when it's really loaded down.

Built the whole thing in about 50 hours.

It does pretty well with the 9.8 horse. Has its quarks at high speeds. It reminds me a lot of flying an old biplane. If anyone has ever flown a biplane you will completely understand. I love everything about it. Even the slightly peculiar traits.

It's a really great casting platform. I can move around in pretty bad stuff standing with a tiller extension.

Already want to build another one it was a lot of fun to put together.

Pescadero Carolina Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Looks good Michael. Enjoy your work.

More info on the boat, free study prints, and links to purchase plans are available here: 14' Pescadero Carolina Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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