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Monday, September 1, 2020

Charles Lindsey Launches his Haystack Beach Surf Dory

Charles Lindsey just sent me these pictures and description of his recently launched Haystack Beach Surf Dory.

Hi Jeff,

The Pacific Dory is a excellent boat it glides through the water and rows very well for its size. We have taken her out in the harbour in Thunder Bay Ontario where it can be fairly choppy at the river mouth heading out to the harbour and we don't even notice the waves. It is a nice smooth ride we will never go back to a Aluminum boat again.

The boat is also very easy to trailer and launch and retrieve. Could not be happier. I really enjoy how it feels and responds. A very safe boat for our family.

Thank you for the easy to follow plans.
Charles Lindsey

Haystack Beach Surf Dory Wood Boat Plans

Haystack Beach Surf Dory Plywood Boat Plans

The boat came out really nicely in those traditional colors.

More information and free study prints for the Haystack Beach Surf Dory may be found at: 17' Haystack Beach Surf Dory Boat Plans

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