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Friday, February 7, 2020

Bahia Mini Panga Nearing Completion in Australia by Justin Ackland

The builder of this 12' Bahia Mini Panga, Justin Ackland, just posted these on Facebook. He's from Australia. I think all of the 12' Pangas I have photos of come from Australia, for some reason. In any event, I like the flip-up sand wheels he has added. One of my good friends, who does a lot of metal working, says he can build these from stainless very easily. It makes an easy remote launch arrangement to drop it in the water where you don't have a launch ramp.

Bahia Mini Panga Wood Boat Plans

Bahia Mini Panga Wooden Boat Plans

Bahia Mini Panga Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 12' Bahia Mini Panga Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Mission Bay Stitch and Glue Skiff Recently Completed

I just got these pictures of this recently completed Mission Bay Skiff. The builder did a great job. I really like the hinged rear seat. He (or she) didn't give their name, but here's what they had to say about it:

Here's a few pictures of my skiff's construction from a pile of plywood to the finished boat. Lala D came out great! Hope to launch her early in February. I made a few mods; hinging the rear seat to permit access to battery and fuel tank and making the breasthook about double the length in the plans to stiffen up the bow a little. A sailboat will be next. The plans were easy to follow; my only hang up was not having an epoxy supplier in this part of the country.
Thanks again!

Mission Bay ultralight Stitch and Glue Skiff Wood Boat Plans

Mission Bay ultralight Stitch and Glue Skiff Wooden Boat Plans

Mission Bay ultralight Stitch and Glue Skiff Plywood Boat Plans

Mission Bay ultralight Stitch and Glue Skiff Easy Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 11' Mission Bay ultralight Skiff Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Kevin Beatley's Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory

Kevin Beatley just posted these Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory pictures on the Boat Builders and Building Facebook group. He says it was a great Father/Daughter project. He has a construction log at: Kevin Beatley's Nova Scotian Dory Construction Blog.

Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory Wood Boat Plans

Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 16' Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Peter Rowell's Galveston Garvey Dory

Peter Rowell just posted these Galveston Garvey Dory pictures on my Facebook group of Boat Building and Builders. Looks like there's plenty of room for his family

Galveston Garvey Dory Wood Boat Plans

Galveston Garvey Dory Wooden Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 19' Galveston Garvey Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Yes, You Can Build a Boat - V-Bottom Boat Video

Here's the third in my "Yes, YOU can..." series of videos, all about V-Bottom boats.

These are also available on 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 11, 2020

Michael Bender's Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Finished

Michael Bender just sent me these pictures of his recently completed 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory. It looks great!

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Yes, You Can Build a Boat - Flat Bottom Boat Video

Here's the second in my "Yes, YOU can..." series of videos, all about Flat Bottom boats.

These are also available on 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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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Stephen Britt's Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Launched

Stephen Britt just launched and tested his 17' Tillamook Pacific Power Dory down in North Carolina. I've had several blog posts about his progress. He really loves how his boat performs.

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 19' Anacapa Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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