Here I am going to quote Jeff Spira's post on his Facebook page.
A 27' Sitka Pacific Power Dory was recently completed in Minnesota by Raymond Pollock.
According to Ray, it was started in January 2012 and was in the water in the end of October, working mostly alone and taking 6 weeks off in the middle. It features V-Berths, 30 gallons of fresh water, a water heater for the shower, 28 gallon septic tank and 55 gallons for fuel. It also has a full galley and cabin heater.
With the ETEC 115 horse engine, the top speed is 34 mph (according to the GPS) and will cruise over 30, but runs all day and very economically at 22. It maneuvers and handles very well, and doesn't pound when crossing even large boat wakes. It only draws 7-1/2 inches of water with full fuel tanks, two people and a 2 large dogs. For a 27 footer, it tows very easily also.
I do have a message for Mr.Pollock.
Way to go.Your version of Sitka is top notch.I am jealous.I hope my boat turns out have as good.Looks real professionally done.You're my hero.
Here is Mr.Pollock's boat.Sweet ride,eh?Click pics for larger view.
Even Mr.Pollock's lovely mother took a turn at the helm.Way to go,I say.