I am deeply saddened to learn that Jeff Spira has passed. Jeff, the designer of the boat I built, supported me in every way he could through in our email exchanges and his kindness and strong character radiated through our conversation. He selflessly created this blog when I shared that of my far fetched goal to conquer the Atlantic Intra Coastal (NY-FL) in one of the boats he had designed in remembrance of my recently passed grandfather. He was never too busy to answer any of my (very dumb) questions while building the boat. His selflessness did not stop with me as many others in the wooden boat building community shared that he would always eloquently respond to their questions and he proudly shared every time one of his designed boats was christened.

He is a legend in the boat-building community and will be deeply missed. May he Rest In Peace. Condolences to his family and friends.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

An ode to Jeff Spira-

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