Lavro Dory Stern Chine Replacement

The Lavro Dory came from the factory with some slightly odd looking chine/rail extensions in the stern. They are attached with bolts, and are made from wood. Bartender boats have something similar, but their’s are more elegant, and run from … Read More

Lavro Dory Foam Core Discovery

One of the big concerns I have had with this Lavro Dory project is that there is foam below the floor, but the hull has no drain plugs. This seemed really stupid to me, given that the manufacturer, and owners … Read More

Lavro Dory Deconstruction Continues

Well, I am back to work on my Lavro Dory project. First I moved the boat into my smaller workspace, which is heatable for winter work. I needed it off the trailer, because of work I need to do on … Read More

How To Shorten Beach Rollers or Add A Loop

If you have ever wondered if you could shorten Beach Rollers, you can. Read below for what glues and methods I used. Beach Rollers are great. More than once I have bought a pair. They are extremely tough, and are … Read More

Making New Portage Pram Oars Soothes The Soul

I recently purchased a Portage Pram from a friend. I had planned on building a similar pram as a shore boat for our Lavro Dory, so this saved a bunch of work, and building Portage Pram oars was a very … Read More

2022 Pocket Yacht Palooza & Cruise Report

A bunch of us small boaters got together for the annual Pocket Yacht Palooza in Port Townsend. And then about a third as many went on a short cruise together for a few days. I showed my modified CLC Skerry. … Read More

Lavro Sea Dory Rebuild Begins

A few weeks ago I finally started the work on my Lavro Dory. My plans for the boat required removing the old cabin, old motor, and pretty much everything else inside. Removing the cabin was not too hard. It was … Read More

Skerry Gear Organizing Divider Mod

I recently made yet another modification to my already heavily modified CLC Skerry. Between the forward bulkhead and the thwart boxes mid-ship, I have been using straps and some lines to organize gear bags and anchor systems in bags. Well, … Read More

Sucia By Sail And Oar

Last week (May 2022) I rowed and sailed my modified CLC Skerry across the Strait of Georgia to Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands, for three days, and two nights. It was fantastic, one of those everything adventures; moments … Read More