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Jeff Spira


Huntington Harbor

I built Huntington Harbor from free plans from Spira International. It was lots of fun and paddles great, looking forward to the next build.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 08/05/2014


Well, it's been about two years since I started working on the boat. Like most of my projects, it sat idle in the garage while priorities shifted and free time vanished. She's finally done, though, and we launched her at a nearby lake last weekend.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sat, 08/11/2012


This Jeff Spira designed Huntington Harbor Kayak was launched at Westlakes, Adelaide, South Australia. It was built by Jeff Rabone in May 2012. The design was modified by double skinning the cockpit floor and adding a keel and some sacrificial timber to the bottom. Buoyancy was built in fore and aft by sealing at the frames. It is a great boat and paddles well with a very roomy cockpit offering plenty of space to shuffle about and for fishing gear. It is very stable and one could be forgiven for thinking that they might stand up.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sun, 06/10/2012


I’m a fishing guide in Patagonia Argentina. A while ago I decided I wanted to build a drift boat. I got in touch with designer Jeff Spira and gave him a detailed account of how I was planning on using the boat and he came up with the Rawson. It turned out te be exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you Jeff.

Daniel Etcheverry.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Wed, 07/11/2012


I recently sent this letter to Jeff Spira or www.spirainternational.com to express my appreciation for providing plans on his 20ft Carolina Hatters V Hull dory that my father and I spent the last 9 months building...the boat is built better than most anything from a factory and rides only the way a wooden boat can...

Here are some more photos of her…

I may not have mentioned but this was a father son project and I have named it after my 6 year old daughter, Laura Dawn’s LegaSea…



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Fri, 06/01/2012


Jeff Spira has news from Iceland. He writes, "Geir Gislason and August Hinriksson recently launched this new 11' stitch-and-glue skiff. It has 1/4" plywood frames and 1/4" plywood covering. The design is a Spira International Mission Bay plan, available from Spira International, Inc., P.O. Box 2155, Huntington Beach, CA 92647,  www.spirainternational.com.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Wed, 09/01/2004


Jeff Spira of Spira International wrote in to say that, “Mike Spiridonov just completed this 7′6″ pram to fish the many lakes he has up in his neighborhood. It was built using the stitch-and-glue technique [with] 1/4″ plywood, somewhat thicker than the plans originally called for. The design is a Spira Back Bay pram, available from Spira International, Inc.,  P.O. Box 2155, Huntington Beach, CA 92647,  www.spirainternational.com.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 06/08/2004


Jeff Spira of Spira International wrote, "Gabriele Di Marzio of Abruzzo, Italy built this 14' dory with his two sons. The modified Spira Juneau Grand Banks dory design was built with hardwood frames and covered with 5 mm beech plywood on the sides and 10 mm on the bottom. Gabriele enlarged the hull a bit from the plans and added more rocker than originally called for. The completed hull is still light enough to cartop yet holds three people with two rowing stations. The design is available from Spira International, Inc., P.O.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 05/18/2004
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