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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Otter's Point Dory Just Splashed in Southern California

Benjamin & James just sent me this note and these pictures from their recent 11' Otters Point Dory launch.

Hi Jeff,

Just wanted to let you know that my son and I launched our home-built boat on Veteran's day weekend. It's your Otter's Point design, with a slight modification to the stern and some other minor adjustments. We still plan to tinker with the inside, and perhaps rig it for a sail some day. I thought you'd like just a few of the many photos I have from the last 17 months (we built it at our own pace!).



Otter's Point Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Otter's Point Dory Wood Boat Plans

I love hearing stories and seeing pictures of father/son projects like this.

More info on the boat, free study prints, and links to purchase plans are available here: 11' Otter's Point Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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