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Saturday January 16, 2021

Jeff Crippen's Anacapa Offshore Pacific Power Dory Nearing Completion

Jeff Crippen, who is a pastor in Tillmook Oregon is just finishing up this Anacapa offshore-style Pacific Power dory. These are used for beach launching in the North Pacific to troll for Salmon, and fish for the large bottom fish, like Link Cod, in deep water rocky banks. He just started it this fall and it looks like it'll be ready for salmon season in the spring.

Anacapa Offshore Pacific Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 19' [5.8 M] Anacapa Offshore Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Tuesday January 12, 2021

Chris Falty's Hudson Skiff, Construction and Storage Method Video

Here's Chris Falty's skiff, he just completed the outside. He's showing off his storage method. Nice way to store a boat in a crowded garage.

More information and free study prints may be found at: 15' [4.6 M] Hudson Skiff Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Monday January 11, 2021

Boatbuilding Adhesives Video

In this video I discuss the types of adhesives appropriate for building my Ply-on-Frame boats.

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More information and free study prints may be found at: List of All Available Wooden Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Sunday January 10, 2021

Jeffrey Cady's Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Framing

Jeffrey Cady just sent me these pictures of his fully faired out Tillamook Framing. He selected some excellent material for this build and it is abvious that his workmanship is top notch. I'm sure that come summer, this build will be in the water and he'll be having lots of fun!

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 17' [5.2 M] Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday January 9, 2021

Ply-on-Frame or Stitch-and-Glue? Video

Should you build your boat using the Ply-on-Frame method or the Stitch-and-Glue method. This video will help you decide which is better for you.

More information and free study prints may be found at: List of All Available Wooden Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Friday January 8, 2021

Jim Speerstra's Home Built 15' [4.6 M] Hudson Skiff Video

Jim Speerstra just completed this really nicely built Hudson skiff.

More information and free study prints may be found at: 15' [4.6 M] Hudson Skiff Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Wednesday January 6, 2021

Fiberglassing Home Built Boats Video

The topic of fiberglassing homebuilt boats also comes up often. I discuss all about it here.

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More information and free study prints may be found at: List of All Available Wooden Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Sunday January 3, 2021

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory by Jim Ritchie Video

Here's Jim Ritchie's Tillamook Pacific Power Dory he built last winter and launched in the spring. Looks like fun!

More information and free study prints may be found at: 17' [5.2 M] Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

Facebook Boatbuilders Group: Boat Building and Builders Facebook Group

Also check out my YouTube Channel: Easy ToBuildBoats Youtube Channel. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the "Subscribe" button and bell to get notified when new videos are posted.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday January 2, 2021

Yes, You Can Build a Boat - All About Flotation Video

People ask me all of the time about flotation in homebuilt boats. In this video I describe the who, what, where, when, and why of flotation.

More information and free study prints may be found at: List of All Available Wooden Boat Plans

Facebook Boatbuilders Group: Boat Building and Builders Facebook Group

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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