Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Boat Has Been Built.Well,kind of.

Jeff Spira posted a pic on his facebook page of a 27 foot Sitka.It's almost exactly what I had in mind for my build.I am wanting a slightly forward raked windshield and I will build mine to 30 feet with the Vee entry bow.I plan to stay out without needing a trip to shore for at least one full week.I also plan to do the Great Loop with the boat.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Mrs. Pallock did a great job in creating his own version of Sitka. His mom is evidently so proud of him that she can strike a good pose with his son’s masterpiece. NICE! Sweet! This boat is mesmerizing! It’s petite, charming, and simple, and I believe if this goes offshore, it could definitely catch everyone’s attention, even from afar.

    RPaulina Kimberly