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    Default Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    I have now completed two of Jeff's boats, and both are now in use. I am curious as to how many of you that participate on this forum have also built Spira boats? Mine are the Back Bay and the Seneca. My next build will probably be the Kachemak (17' V bottom Carolina Power Dory).
    Richard
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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    Richard - do you mean his Kachemak?

    http://www.spirainternational.com/hp_kach.php

    I just adopted a half-finished Kachemak, and plan to complete it as I have free time this summer.
    David G
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    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    Yes, I meant Kachemak.
    Would appreciate keeping us informed how the completion goes. I want at least a year using my Seneca in the Jacksonville environment before starting a larger boat.
    Richard

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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    When I get a chance - I'll upload the fotos of how the boat looks now, and the slight bit of messing with it I've done already.
    David G
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    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

    "It was a Sunday morning and Goddard gave thanks that there were still places where one could worship in temples not made by human hands." -- L. F. Herreshoff (The Compleat Cruiser)

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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    Be careful following that link posted a couple posts up...the picture at the top of the page looks like Brokeback Mountain...errr...Brokeback Ocean

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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by JayL View Post
    Be careful following that link posted a couple posts up...the picture at the top of the page looks like Brokeback Mountain...errr...Brokeback Ocean
    I think you don't understand where you are or what is considered appropriate here.
    "A man builds the best of himself into a boat- builds many of the memories of his ancestors." -Steinbeck

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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by potomac View Post
    I think you don't understand where you are or what is considered appropriate here.

    Oh for heavens sake...crack a smile.

    But your point is taken...and will be respected.

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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by potomac View Post
    I think you don't understand where you are or what is considered appropriate here.
    "The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
    Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.

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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    If you're insinuating the builder's wife looks like a man, I'll be sure to pass your thoughts on to him.
    Jeff Spira


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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    Eh...sorry to offend...the boat and console are real beauts too...

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    Default Re: Jeff Spira designed boat ownership

    I built Jeff's 17-foot Tillamook last year, and get a lot of mileage out of her around Portland. She's a conversation starter, that's for sure. And as David G. will tell you, if I could build her, anybody can...



    Quote Originally Posted by model14 View Post
    I have now completed two of Jeff's boats, and both are now in use. I am curious as to how many of you that participate on this forum have also built Spira boats? Mine are the Back Bay and the Seneca. My next build will probably be the Kachemak (17' V bottom Carolina Power Dory).
    Richard

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