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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Jeremiah Elgarico Just Launched his Tillamook Pacific Power Dory

Jeremiah Elgarico just launched his 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory. He didn't say where and there are no numbers, but seeing the mountains, forest and cloudy skies, it looks like the Pacific Northwest of the US, or possibly Western Canada.

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory wooden boat plans

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory plywood boat plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Mark Vickers fishing Redfish along the Florida Panhandle

Here's Mark Vickers red fishing from his Bayou Jubilee flats boat in a bay in the Florida Panhandle.

Bayou Jubilee flats Boat wooden boat plans

Bayou Jubilee flats Boat wood boat plans

Bayou Jubilee flats Boat plywood boat plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 18' Bayou Jubilee Flats Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Mackinaw Driftboat Recently Launched

This 13' Mackinaw McKenzie River style Drift Boat was recently launched. It is shown in its native habitat, a moving river where trout thrive.

Mackinaw McKenzie River style Drift Boat wooden boat plans

Mackinaw McKenzie River style Drift Boat wood boat plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 13' Mackinaw McKenzie River Drift Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Constructing Rowing & Sailing a Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory

John Stewart posted this recently completed Nova Scotian dory video. He shows how he built it, how it rides while rowing, and how he sails it. John built it in Australia.

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 23' Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Albert Triolo's 23' Farallon Ofshore Pacific Power Dory

Albert Triolo is coming along just great on his 23' Farallon Offshore Pacific Power Dory. He's planning to add a cabin to it, but that hasn't stopped him from launching it and testing out its performance.

Farallon Offshore Pacific Power Dory wooden boat plans

Farallon Offshore Pacific Power Dory wood boat plans

Farallon Offshore Pacific Power Dory plywood boat plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 23' Farallon Offshore Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Todd Bolick's 25' Ixtapa Panga

Todd Bolick launched his home built Ixtapa Panga. He stretched the stock 23 footer to 25 feet, with my guidance. It came out beautifully.

Ixtapa Panga wooden boat plans

Ixtapa Panga  wood boat plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 23' Ixtapa Panga Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Friday, November 8, 2019

John Rocco Maccari's Caladesi Carolina Dory

Here's a great video of John Rocco Maccari's Caladesi Carolina Dory including some great drone shots.

More information, pictures, videos, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 20' Caladesi Carolina Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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