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Wednesday June 2, 2021

Tyler White's Tillamook Pacific Power Dory in Tampa Florida

Tyler White just sent me these pictures and note:

It was June 1st 2020 that my son and I rented a storage unit and started construction of a Tillamook. We stretch the length with your guidance by a foot. Additionally, I wanted to keep the workboat look that I had seen on the Chesapeake bay, so I added Ax Handle steering. I took a basic stick steering and bolted on the wood handle. It is a great way to drive, very responsive.

Po-Boy was splashed in October. The Tillamook is a great fishing platform. We kept a large area open. It works well for throwing cast nets and accommodates 3-4 anglers. The flaired hull with the upturned bow takes the steep wind blown chop of Tampa Bay like a champ. Like most boats it doesn't like taking waves head-on but will quarter the waves with little pounding. Our 50HP pushes us around 23-25 mph with 12 gallons of fuel.

Tyler White
Tampa FL

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