|Hi, Chuck. Here are some updated pics on the
Dobler -- well the
oldest one is about 10 days old so I am farther along than these suggest.
Right now I am about 2 weeks away from launching. I am painting the
interior and finishing the fitting of the mast step, mast partner, thwart,
daggerboard case, and seats. If there is anyone out there contemplating
building the Dobler but is intimidated by the lack of instructions in the
plans, contact me. I have plenty of ideas of what not to do and so can
help you over the bumps. As you can see, even with the many "design
features" (read flaws from my own incompetence) built into my Dobler, the
boat looks like what the plans say --
it is a beautiful boat!
Regards, Dennis Marshall
|Hi, Chuck. I just wanted to let you know that a
Dobler 16 (a write
up can be found in T.F. Jones' "Boats
to Go" or "Low
Resistance Boats") is being built in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The boat
is Dobler's 16'4" x 5'6" multichine interpretation of a semi-dory. The
frames are 1x stock, the bottom will be 3/8 ply, and the side panels will
be 1/4 ply. When finished, the hull ought to weigh no more than 225lbs. In
this picture, I am just finishing up attaching the frames to the
strongback and getting them plumb.