HOWB 126 – Interview | Terry Learned of Learneds Boat Shop, Building Fishing Dories for 3 Generations

by admin on March 6, 2014

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Today’s podcast episode is an interview with Terry Learned of Learned’s Boat Shop in Pacific City, Oregon. Terry grew up on the Oregon coast fishing and building boats with his grandfather and father. The Learned’s Boat Shop was officially launched in 1975 and has been building (mostly) 22′ surf launched, plywood dories (designed by Terry’s father) since that time.

Three generations of the Learned family have fished dory boats off the beach at Pacific City, Oregon from Cape Kiwanda. Since 1975 the Learned family has handcrafted these beautiful and seaworthy flat-bottomed boats.  Learned dories have been shipped to buyers all over the United States, including Florida, Alaska and the Pribiloff Islands. Terry is currently building hull #88 in the shop.

Learned’s Boat Shop has been featured in “WoodenBoat” Magazine and “The National Fisherman”, among others and they are proud members of the Pacific City Doryman’s Association.

 According to Terry “Our goal is to work with our customers to create a handcrafted dory to specifications that will ensure your satisfaction’.

Click on green player button above to listen to full interview with Terry about his one of a kind boat shop.

Here’s some pics to enjoy:

 

A Learned Dory owned and and photographed by Dick Ramsey.

A Learned Dory owned and and photographed by Dick Ramsey.

A Learned dory lauching thru the surf. Photo courtesy of Sandy Weedman.

A Learned dory lauching thru the surf. Photo courtesy of Sandy Weedman.

Terry with daughters Pam and Annie in the Learned's Boat Shop. Photo courtesy of Terry Learned.

Terry with daughters Pam and Annie in the Learned’s Boat Shop. Photo courtesy of Terry Learned.

Thanks for doing the interview Terry.  I wish you the best with all your future boating and building endeavors!

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