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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Paul Horn's Tiburon Panga Flipped

Looks like Paul Horn just got his Tiburon flipped before the lockdown. I just got this picture and note.

Hi Jeff,
Greetings from freezing Netherlands. -2 at night and 8 degrees during the day but spring is here now, it seems. We flipped last Sunday the day before the lockdown! Now only 2 persons can get together for the months ahead. Took us 8 guys to get it done. You see me here front right. Now finishing the tiburon! Had to wait 6 months in winter.
Paul

Well, he should have plenty to do in the next couple of months finishing up the inside.

Tiburon Panga Wood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 21' Tiburon Panga Boat Plans

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Alan Lymbery Just Launched His Seneca Pacific Power Dory

Alan Lymbery just launched his 4.3M (14') Seneca Pacific Power Dory. He built it in Australia. Here's what he had to say about it.

Hi Jeff,
I just launched the Seneca I built for my son for fishing our inland rivers & lakes. Three years to build but we are away for 5 months each year and I only worked on it afternoons. It does 26 mph with two of on board which I am quite happy with - my son is 6'-4" and built to match. I have incorporated a rope/anchor locker and a storage locker/casting deck and floorboards as you can see. All in all we are pretty pleased with her. Weight over the weighbridge went 365 Kgs. includes motor, full tank of fuel and all legal safety requirements on board. All the best.
Alan

If you notice, he sawed the frames out of 19 mm (3/4") ply instead of laminating them out of lumber as my drawings show. I think it came out great.

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Seneca Pacific Power Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 4.3M (14') Seneca Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Jim Richie's Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Interior Coming Together

Jim Ritchie is finishing up the interior of his homebuilt 17 foot long Tillamook Pacific Power Dory, being built near the Cape in Massachusetts. The wood is coming together really nicely. It looks like mahogany, and wow, after it is oiled or varnished, it will be amazing. Keep watching for upcoming pictures.

Tillamook Pacific Power Dory Wood Boat Plans

CTillamook 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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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Andrew Luttrell's Canadian Drift Boat Launched

Andrew Luttrell from Nashville Tennessee just launched his 14' Canadian Drift boat. It came out great. I'm sure he'll have a fun summer fishing the rivers and streams in his area this year.

Canadian Drift boat Wood Boat Plans

Canadian Drift boat Wooden Boat Plans

Canadian Drift boat Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 14' Canadian Drift Boat Plans

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Pat Provost's Alamitos V-Bottom Dory

Pat Provost sent me these great pictures and video of his home built 15' Alamitos V-Bottom Dory. He did a fantastic job on it. The wood trim really stands out.

Alamitos V-Bottom Dory Wood Boat Plans

Alamitos V-Bottom Dory Wooden Boat Plans

Alamitos V-Bottom Dory Plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 15' Alamitos V-Bottom Dory Boat Plans

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Steven Paci's Beautiful 15' Hudson Skiff

Steven Paci just sent me these pictures of his beautiful 15' Hudson Skiff project. He did a great job and it came out stunning.

Hudson Skiff Wood Boat Plans

Hudson Skiff Wooden Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 15' Hudson Row/Power Skiff Boat Plans

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Bill Smeaton's Recently Completed Carolinian Dory

Bill Smeaton just completed this beautiful Carolinian Carolina style dory. Here's what he wrote to me when he sent the pictures:

Dear Jeff,
Please see attached photo's of the 18 foot Caroninian Dory I recently completed. Project took 340 hrs to complete. Residing in southwestern Ontario finding water "soft enough" for maiden voyage in February is difficult so my wife and I will be trailering the boat to Homosassa FL. for her maiden voyage. Your plans complete with guide book were outstanding. Project was completed without any issue. I did substitute some epoxy on joints for gorrila adheasive and sheathed entire hull in 7 1/2 ounce fibre glass with epoxy. I double up the glass on all edges and corners. The only power tools used were a skill saw and a sander. I have powered the boat with a 20 hp tiller. I would love to have a carpenters certificate for my boat that I have named Jacques Yves after my childhood hero J. Y. Cousteau.
I will be sure to send more photos of us on the water when we are down south.
Warm regards,
Bill Smeaton

Carolinian Carolina style dory Wood Boat Plans

Carolinian Carolina style dory Wooden Boat Plans

Carolinian Carolina style dory plywood Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 18' Carolinian Carolina-style Dory Boat Plans

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Jason Thompson's 16' Wye River Garvey Dory

Jason Thompson's 16' Wye River garvey dory was completed in the fall. His control shaft is really interesting. I don't know what power is in it, but I suspect it is an inboard jet drive of some sort.

Wye River Garvey Dory Wood Boat Plans

Wye River Garvey Dory Wooden Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 16' Wye River Garvey Dory Boat Plans

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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