Lavro Dory Gets A New V-Berth

It’s nasty work, sanding, grinding and chopping unnecessary stuff off of a 40 year old polyester resin fiberglass boat. It stinks, and it’s bad for my health, even covered head to foot in protection. I really had to up my … Read More

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

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

Two More Boats And Outboard Motor Arbitrage

A few weeks ago I wrote about wrestling my boat buying habit into submission with some buying rules. Since then I have bought two more boats. Well, my wife bought one of them, a beautiful 14′ Pygmy Ronan kayak, so … Read More

21′ Lavro Sea Dory – Future Mini Cruiser

Lavro manufactured drift boats in Monroe Washington from the 80’s until about 2010. Their river drift dories were well respected for excellent hand laid fiberglass hulls that were tough as nails, and had good performance on the water. And for … Read More