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Sunday August 1, 2021

Frank Pressintin Built this 19' [5.8 M] Metric Anacapa Offshore Power Dory in Germany

Frank Pressintin just sent me these pictures and this note.

Dear Jeff,
A couple of years ago I bought your plans of the Anacapa Offshore Dory. I finally finished "TANTE".

I built a large platform for fishing and chilling in the back, a nice retro captain seat with small cockpit in the middle and a V-seating area in the front. This way she suits two families (8-10 people) for a wonderful day out on the river Elbe here in Hamburg.

As a motor I chose the Yamaha with 115PS (horsepower). I never use it to its limits. I just wanted a strong but relatively light motor with a huge reserve for the tidal current and windy conditions. I had her up to 30 knots once but usually use her between 8 and 15knots. Then the motor is really quiet and does not consume a lot of fuel. I have a 100 l [25 gal] gas tank which is enough for 280 km [174 mi].

Building the boat was a great experience. It took 5 years working one day a week - but with a 3 year break in-between. I guess if somebody could work on it every day it would take 4-6 months. My most important tool was a chair on which I sat a lot staring at the boat and tinkering about what to do next.

We enjoy the boat every possible day. It feels safe and rides very stable and comfortable.

Best regards,
Frank

Anacapa Offshore Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

Anacapa Offshore Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Anacapa Offshore Power Dory Plywood Boat Plans

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

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Please don't be embarrassed to send in photos of your projects. I get a lot of emails from people who tell me about their build but never send any pictures. I'd love to see them, as would all of the other people who are either building a boat or thinking about it. They need all the encouragement they can get.