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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Iain Neish Splashes his Puchie Special Garvey/Dory in Bali, Indonesia

Iain Neish recently completed and splashed his Puchie Special Garvey/Dory. He uses it for seaweed farming in Bali, Indonesia. Here's what he said about it.

Hi Jeff,
The boat came out nicely and that is largely due to my boat builder Pak Cak. He normally builds Jukung and this was the first time he built a boat to plans. My role was largely in interpreting the plans for him and in sorting out interior arrangements. Along the way he did quite a few things his way, but it all works. For one thing he does not bother with saw horses and benches; he does everything squatting on the floor, like where you see him in the video cutting frame timbers to width.

It took seven weeks to build the SeaCotek boat but the period was punctuated by several Muslim and Hindu religious holidays as per SOP in Bali. We could probably build a second one within a month. Before that happens, though, we need to work out operation of the vessel with machinery onboard and with moving seaweed cargo around. We will use standardized tote dollies that can roll on and off over the bow door.

I hope that my video does justice to your design. This boat is just what I was hoping for so far.


You bet it does justice to the design. Thank you for the great video and story.

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