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  1. mike olson

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    im in the process of building a pacific power dory >20 ft long 7 1/2 ft beam.it will have built in coolers a live well and a small cabin to sleep in ,also 2 engines ,i found some nice wooden bar stools for the seats and swing saloon doors ( the kind you see in westerns) For the cabin doors. maybe a small generator for power and chargeing batts. its going to be my water camper! i dont like paying for a campsites all the time, ill be going on the big miss, river and also greenbay, anywhere else i want ,it can handle big water and go in shallow also. the pic isnt mine but mine will look close and better! lol and yes you can stand on the cabin and cast your ass off !:18:
     

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    i have a job where i work 7 days and get 7 off ,so i have lots of time and im 52 years old and i allways wanted to build one ,its mostly all wood some fiberglass on hull with epoxy resion to seal her up. im going to call it <THE WASTED SEAMAN>:dblthumb:
     
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    Looks like quite a task. That's a little more boat then what I need. It's not unusual to have to get out and pull your john boat on the river. It gets that shallow in places. Good luck.
     
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    That's Sweet. I grew up with a 27' C-dory boat in Kodiak and Ketchikan Alaska. Took that thing out in some nasty seas and the boat took it all in stride. Great design.
     
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    A lifetime fan of dories here both New England style rowing dories, and power dories. Here's a picture of a 20' Carolina Dory my dad and I built back in the early 80s. Very seaworthy design, and a great fishing boat.
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    One of my many dreams was to build a diesel powered 27' Saint Pierre dory (similar to pictured below) and commercial fish for a living. Then I woke up. :15:
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    Hey Mike. Congratulations. I know it's an easy and pretty straight forward build. Please keep the pics coming even if it's two a month I'm very interested in this.

    I built a Chugger by Lewis boat works. Nice, but flat bottom and NOT capable of rough water. I picked up some nice upholstry at the regional market that I think is enough for the cushions and the drapes for the windows, cost $2. Got a walmart 5 gal bucket port-a-jon and a katadyn hiker pro for h2o. I'm using a single burner propane stove. It's very small at 4'x4'x12', The bed is 4'x 6'9" so it should be comfy.

    This is the only picture I have. It's almost done I need to get more recent pictures....

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    Great project. I'm another big fan of the dory.

    Are you working from a kit or a particular set of plans? Just curious as I might want to build one of my own someday. Post up a link to the plans or whatever if you get a chance.
     
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    very nice dory,sometimes wakeing up is good sometimes not! thanks nice pics !
     
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    then ill wait for RAIN !! imin no hurry!
     
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    great ill keep them coming!
     
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    glen-l boats .> work boats> LITTLE HUNK DORY
     
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    IT HAS A 6 INCN DRAFT !
     
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    glad to help!
     
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    Looks like a great project, can't wait to see more pics.
     
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    building form for boat

    This took awhile to get the building form level. frames are all made and i need to frame the transom.doing that this week,then i need to center all the parts and make sure there level.
     

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    wow . What a project . Will you coat the finished boat with something other then paint ?
     
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    Yes it will be covered with 3 coats of epoxy over one layer of fiberglass.then sanded and then painted. thats for the outside of the hull.inside gets 2 coats epoxy then alittle paint and varnish for the wood that is showing.
     
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    I building it to fish here> Green Bay,wis. its got trout,salmon,pike,smallmouth,muskies,perch !! and a very pretty place!!!
     

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    Next week i install Chine logs and Sheerclamps,long strips of wood that run the full lengh t of the boat on the outside (--------------------------------/>
     
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    Pics if you have time please .
     
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    Thats a really sweet project, my ex and I where building a 25 foot bay cruiser and I remember having an absolute blast doing it. Unfortunately I never got to see the finished project :( so definately keep posting the pics. One of these days I might get the time to start another one.
    How are you planning on securing the bar stools? they gonna be bolted down or have straps to hold them in place in the chance of bad weather ... the swinging doors will be easy with a lock just.
    Just asking, I lived on a boat for a couple years and even a light storm I was having to stow loose crap.
     
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    Thanks im having fun with it.not sure about the stools yet,but i just got off 1 about 10 minites ago !!! ill keep you posted and you should build someting its alot of fun! those breakups are tough ! keep moving ! i plan on taking the legs off the stools and bolt them on top of storage containers. life vests ,tackle,beer ! whatever .
     
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    Installed transom yesterday,now i have to bevel it. more pics later today,im off the next 4 days!
     

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    More pics on fri. !
     
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    Keep em coming man . You are the Viking .
     
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    Thanks i like that !!! HAAAAAAAAAA HO HE ha !
    a little drunk OPPS
     
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    Im hung today> but im going to work on it anyway! putting the bottom battons on.then i can even out some of the frames.
     
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    Picked this up early this summer >125 tower of power>well everything is getting removed and put on the boat im building.so if anyone out there would like very nice hull for nothing let me know.get a motor with controls and a trailer and go! fish! ill even bring it to you if your not to far away. BUT that wont be till spring,it will be done and i keep my word ! i think a Bushcrafter would grab this baby ?! its 20 ft long 8 ft wide.
     

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    Putting the bottom battons on !
     

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    Man you own a lot of clamps . Looking very boatlike .
     
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    I have not been feeling well lately,some bug ! but today im going to finish the bottom supports,..,,this winter thing is getting in my way.ill have to take the tent down and build a cover that will handle the snow.
     
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    China Frieght clamps>bought 20 te other day and 17 broke ! ARRRRRRRRRR!!
     
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    Yeah a lot of their stuff is crap , but they always take it back no questions asked .
    I bought a chain saw sharpener against my better judgement from the evil temptress , but to my surprise it works great . Another time I bought a power washer from them and after 3 returns I got my money back and bought one at one of the box stores.
     
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    Nice! I've always loved the lines of a classic dory, very pretty boats. My local inland water needs run more to canoes and john boats, but if I was on the coast I would seriously consider trying my hand a building one, myself, for open water boating.
     
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    I dont like going there but i do.if that makes sense>HA >i took them back and got 10 more and after my complaints ,i got 10 clamps and a beltsander with extra belts>all for 27.00 bucks> and a free 1 year war. well i finished my bottom today !
     

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    OPPS, its 21 ft >how did that happen? ill take IT !!
     
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    ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?? i just burned up my beltsander !!!!
     
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    Tell me it's not the belt sander you got to replace the broken clamps .
    This is what I mean about evil temptress . You storm in there all PO ed after yet another tool broke in the middle of a project and there all " O baby don't be like that I'll make it up to you . Here take this belt sander "
     
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    YEs ,thats what happened ! oh well> they repaced it > and ill try one ore time!!! i used it for 15 minites and it burNed up !
     
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    Bottom very close to being done!
     

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    Now im shopping for marine plywood.
     
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    Not cheap I bet .
     
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    $55.00 to $65.00 a sheet. some guys use abx that has waterproof glue.
     
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    Cant believe it almost Nov. and i still have some weather >good to work with !!!!
     
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    On my dory I used exterior Douglas Fir AB grade plywood 1/2" on bottom, and 1/4" on sides but I fiberglassed the exterior two layers, and resined the interior surface before painting. I could not afford marine ply, and at the time worked at lumber yard so got 20% discount on all my lumber and plywood.
     
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    Very cool project.
     
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    HI,good ABX ply Is hard to find,very hard ! i really cant afford it either but sometimes you have to bite the bullet ! my plans call for 3/8 for the sides and 1/2 inch for the bottom .im going to fiberglass the bottom and the sides> with three coats epoxy > 3 coats inside and ill be painting the ply inside and out,but all other wood will be epoxied and then varnished.
     
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    So is this dory still afloat without any major problems ?
     
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    I built it in 1984, and sold it in 1996 right before I moved to Maui. I lived on Maui for 12 year then moved back to take care of ailing parents. Lost track of boat after selling. It was in excellent shape when sold after 12 years of use with no problems whatsoever. I've built 4 boats over the years using either AB or AC grade Douglas Fir plywood, and they all held up well. I was fortunate in finding these with a very minimum of voids in the laminations. Voids can trap moisture, and this is where problems can start. When using AC plywood I would have a C side out where it would be glassed over. If you can afford marine grade plywood made from exotic hardwoods I would go for it.
     

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