Building a swampscott dory

A roundsided Swampscott dory I ended up building. What I intended to build was a Canadian canoe. To that end I purchased a long wheel base Landrover to carry the canoe on top. However, once the makeshift workshop was built it was decided,  that if I was going to do all that work, I might as well go the whole hog. An Alpha dory would have been nicer still but the workshop was not long enough.

For a couple of years I dreamed boats, talked boats, thought boats, read about boats and occasionally worked on it as well. It was good fun and I had a lot of guidance from a book written by John Gardner of the Mystic Seaport Museum in Boston.

Main materials used were New Zealand Kauri, Fijian Kauri marine ply and Kahikatea for the laminated frames. 

This boat is for sale. It has been withdrawn from sale as an offer has been made Please feel free to contact me for more information. The boat in in the South of France and would suit someone who would like to use it on the Canal du Midi or one of the lakes like Lac Montbel and it would do equally well on the Mediterranee.


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