Finished my Dory Boat

IMG_3458I have been working on this boat since October 27th. I bought the plans and built it from scratch using 2×4’s, 2×6’s, plywood, epoxy, fiberglass, bondo,  thousands of screws, and paint.  It is 23 feet long, 8 feet wide, and weighs about 1,500 lbs. I was given a boat trailer but it needed some work and I just finished doing the needed repairs on the trailer. I am planning on launching it out of Pacific City in the summer, but first I am towing it up to Alaska and going to fish for Halibut out of Ninilchik on the Kenai Peninsula in July. I am going to do the maiden voyage in a local lake or reservoir this next week to see if it floats, and if it does and the motor runs good I will take it up for a spin in the Colombia. I enjoy building things and have had a blast building this boat. After taking it to Alaska and catching a bunch of Halibut I will probably try to sell it this winter and build another one for next summers fishing.

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