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. 

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