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Friday, March 27, 2020

Alan Lymbery Just Launched His Seneca Pacific Power Dory

Alan Lymbery just launched his 4.3M (14') Seneca Pacific Power Dory. He built it in Australia. Here's what he had to say about it.

Hi Jeff,
I just launched the Seneca I built for my son for fishing our inland rivers & lakes. Three years to build but we are away for 5 months each year and I only worked on it afternoons. It does 26 mph with two of on board which I am quite happy with - my son is 6'-4" and built to match. I have incorporated a rope/anchor locker and a storage locker/casting deck and floorboards as you can see. All in all we are pretty pleased with her. Weight over the weighbridge went 365 Kgs. includes motor, full tank of fuel and all legal safety requirements on board. All the best.

If you notice, he sawed the frames out of 19 mm (3/4") ply instead of laminating them out of lumber as my drawings show. I think it came out great.

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Seneca Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 4.3M (14') Seneca Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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