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Thursday September 2, 2021

Ron Jansen Finishes His Carolinian Dory in Michigan

Ron Jansen sent me these pictures and this note about finishing his Carolinian dory and how he plans to use it.

Hi Jeff,
Here are some pictures of my mostly finished Carolina Dory, the "Jacht". My friend Tim started this project 5 or 7 years ago (depending on whether you ask him or his wife). He had the frame completed and we took it to my barn this winter to finish the plywood and fiberglass.

We took it out last night for the maiden voyage and were pleased to find out it floats and didn't leak at all. It's far from perfect but we're excited to use it for walleye fishing and duck hunting this fall.

Thanks for convincing us it could be done!
Ron Jansen

Looking good! Hope you enjoy your walleye fishing and duck hunting. Outside of Arctic Char, Walleye is probably my favorite North American freshwater fish to eat.

Carolinian Dory Wood Boat Plans

Carolinian Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Carolinian Dory plywood Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 18' [5.5 M] Carolinian 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.