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Wednesday October 13, 2021

Jeff Deuschle's Seneca Pacific Power Dory in Oregon

I was googling around and ran across an ad for this Seneca Pacific Power dory in Beaverton Oregon. Apparently he built it in 2016. I haven't seen these pictures before nor contacted him yet. I'll pass along any contact info to him if you're interested. Here's what he had to say about his boat:

Selling my dory to build another one. In excellent shape built out of Mahogany and marine ply and glassed seams, comes with trolling motor, duel battery bank, Garmin GPS/fish finder and the "EasyLoader" trailer. 14 feet built from Spira International Seneca Pacific Dory flat bottom plans.

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Plywood Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Homebuilt Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 14' [4.3 M] Seneca Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Tuesday October 05, 2021

Jim Speerstra Launches His Homebuilt Hudson Skiff

Jim Speerstra launched his homebuilt Hudson Skiff. He sent me these pictures and note:

Jeff,
This is only our third launch, but we get excited comments on your Hudson every time!!

We are at Hessel, MI for a few days. This is absolute wooden boat country, with folks coming from all over to show their antique Mahogany / Teak toys.

I have sent another potential customer your way today!!

Hope you are well and happy,

Jim Speerstra

Hudson Skiff Wood Boat Plans

Hudson Skiff Wooden Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 15' [4.8 M] Hudson Skiff Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Monday October 04, 2021

Mike Stoikes Building His Champlain Skiff

Mike Stoikes just sent me these great pictures of his Champlain Skiff project. He's doing a fine job, there.

Champlain Skiff Wood Boat Plans

Champlain Skiff Wooden Boat Plans

Champlain Skiff Plywood Boat Plans

Champlain Skiff Easy Boat Plans

Champlain Skiff Homebuilt Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 11' [3.5 M] Champlain Skiff Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday October 02, 2021

Pete Woodward Registering His Nola Garvey Dory

Pete Woodward just sent me these pictures and note:

Hope to get registration and decals this week. Looking forward to launching soon, I'll send you pictures and a video of her on the water.

Nola Garvey Dory Wood Boat Plans

Nola Garvey Dory Wooden Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 14' [4.3 M] Nola Garvey Dory Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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>Thursday September 30, 2021

Juan Perez Using His Carolinian in the Florida Keys

Juan posted these pictures on my Facebook Boat Building group. He and his family completed the build last winter.

Carolinian Carolina Dory Wood Boat Plans

Carolinian Carolina Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Carolinian Carolina Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 18' [5.5 M] Carolinian Carolina Dory Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Wednesday September 29, 2021

James Vibert Finishing His Huntington Harbor Kayak from Free Plans

James Vibert just sent me these great Huntington Harbor Kayak pics. He's just finishing his project, and this shows it just after he completed the paint. It's a great color combo, and love that wood seat finish, too.

Huntiongton Harbor Kayak Free Boat Plans

Huntiongton Harbor Kayak Wooden Boat Plans

FREE plans and Construction Manual may be downloaded at: Huntiongton Harbor Kayak - Free Boat Plans and Construction Manual

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Monday September 27, 2021

Jamie D's 19' [5.8 M] Anacapa Offshore Dory in BC Canada

Jamie D just sent me these great Anacapa Offshore Pacific Dory from BC Canada. Nice cabin to keep out of the rain!

Anacapa Offshore Pacific Dory Wood Boat Plans

Anacapa Offshore Pacific Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Anacapa Offshore Pacific Dory Plywood Boat Plans

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

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday September 18, 2021

Christoffer Thesslund Launches his 19' [5.8 M] Hatteras V-Bottom Dory in Finland

Christoffer Thesslund sent me these pictures and comments. He did a great job!

Hi Jeff,
Today I splashed my Hatteras here in Lovisa Finland. What a feeling! Too bad the fall is here, it is going to be a long winter to wait for boating weathers.

Best regards
Tosca

Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Wood Boat Plans

Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Wooden Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 19' [5.8 M] Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Tuesday September 14, 2021

Jack Manson Launches his Walden Skiff in British Columbia, Canada

Jack Manson just sent me these pictures and note. Nice job, especially for a 14 year old!

Hi Jeff,
I am 14 years old and in October I ordered your Walden Skiff plans and recently completed it in June. It's been great fun over the summer. It was launched and now lives at Kootenay Lake, BC, Canada.

Thank you!!
Jack.

Walden Row/Power Skiff Wood Boat Plans

Walden Row/Power Skiff Wooden Boat Plans

Walden Row/Power Skiff Plyood Boat Plans

Walden Row/Power Skiff Easy Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 13' [4.1 M] Walden Row/Power Skiff Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Monday September 13, 2021

Lewis McKenzie Launches His San Miguel Displacement Cruiser in New Zealand

Lewis McKenzie from New Zealand launches his San Miguel displacement cruiser in New Zealand. I think he has been working on it for three years or so. I know he's planning on doing some offshore cruising around his country.

San Miguel Displacement Cruiser Wood Boat Plans

San Miguel Displacement Cruiser Wooden Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 27' [8.2 M] San Miguel Displacement Cruiser Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Sunday September 12, 2021

Free Business Cards for Your Inquirers

If you have built one of my boats, I'm sure you have been asked, where did you find plans for that boat? Well, I'll be happy to give you some of my basic cards to hand out when people ask. Just drop me an email and give me your address, and I'll get some off to you so you can hand them out, when people ask. It's info@spirainternational.com.

East to Build Wooden Boat Plans

The picture on this card is a Yukon Drift boat, more information and free study prints may be found at: 16' [4.9 M] Yukon Midwestern Drift Boat Plans

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday September 4, 2021

Jeff Crippen's Rogue Power Drifter Nearly Complete in Oregon

Jeff Crippen, a pastor in Oregon, has built three of my designs so far. This is his latest, a 16' Rogue Power Drifter. It looks like he is doing another bang-up job on it. I'm eager to see it when he gets it in the water.

Rogue Power Drifter Wood Boat Plans

Rogue Power Drifter Wooden Boat Plans

More information and free study prints may be found at: 16' [4.9 M] Rogue Power Drifter 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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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.