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I am interested in designs by the late boat designer, Joseph C. Dobler. If any one knows of the current source for these designs, please let me know.
Randy Foster firstname.lastname@example.org 360-481-3800
-- Randy Foster (email@example.com), September 04, 2001
Randy: All of Joe Dobler's papers are in the possession of his son-in- law Tom Setum, in Irvine, CA (I misplaced his phone #; try directory assistance). Tom once had the intention to continue marketing the plans as Joe had done, but I gather he's not really organized to do so. I own a Dobler-designed Swampscott dory that Joe called the "Sou- wester". Joe was the first American to design and promote boats in "stitch and glue" construction in the mid-60s, following its introduction in Great Britain.
-- Kim Apel (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 05, 2001.
One Joe Dobler design is also available from Jones Boats, the 16 ft 4 in double chined plywood on frame Dobler 16. See website http://www.jonesboats.com/dobler16.html. Nice design for a triple use boat (sail, row, power). Plans $50.
-- Michael Bosworth (email@example.com), December 15, 2003.