Last year I ordered the plans for the Pacific
Gun Dory. After gathering all the nessesities it took me about
6 weeks to build. Real time working on the boat was a lot less.
The boat is a dream to row. With a gps I can row to 6 mph, Can
hold 4.5 mph for hours after a little getting in shape. The only
thing I have found faster is a rowing shell.
I want to build another boat and have looked
at many plans and have found nothing that has the beautiful lines
of the Pacific Gun Dory. The double chine sets it in a class of
its own. So I need to build another one. In the plans I purchased
it stated these were for one boat. Since I want to build another
I need to know whats nessesary for the okay. Everywhere I take
this boat I get attention and compliments. Even at the Toledo
Oregon boat show it was a hit. The epoxy work was quite an experience.
I learned a lot, with the knowledge gained I could build one in
half the time and do a better job on the finish.
I was a little apprehensive about taking
another person in the boat. Thinking it might not trim as well
and affect the rowing. It makes almost no difference with a combined
weight of 370 lbs. It still does 6 mph on the top and rows nearly
as easy. It tracks perfectly and holds well in a wind. Look forward
to hearing from you. Thank you---