Plans to build the 19' Alaskan Grand Banks Dory
The Alaskan was initially designed for a customer who lives in Alaska and wanted an excellent all around boat for having fun and fishing for Salmon. He liked the Nova Scotia dory but wanted something a bit bigger, something he could power from a well mounted outboard, and a boat that could be sailed in a pinch. So, the Alaskan for just that - universal power, an outboard, oars, or sails - and the sea kindliness inherent with the traditional Grand Banks dories.
Sail rig for the AlaskanThe Alaskan plans come complete with plans to construct an optional sprit sailing rig. This easily built rig features solid wood spars and rudder and makes for a lively sailing boat reminiscent of the sailing dories of centuries gone by.
Free Construction Photo Essay for the Alaskan Grand Banks Dory
I also have put together this construction photo essay for the Alaskan Grand Banks Dory. Have a look at the pictures of one being built and you can gain a better understanding of how you can do it too. Just download the free pdf format e-book by clicking on the image below.
Free Study Plans for the Alaskan Grand Banks Dory
Our study plans are two of the actual construction drawings. They're not enough information for you to build the boat, but they do give you the overall boat size, shape and construction methods. This is a pdf file readable with the free Adobe Acrobat pdf file reader.
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About Grand Banks Dories
The Grand Banks Dory is an old design originally developed to fish the Grand Banks, off the coast of Nova Scotia. The big cod fishing schooners dropped off dozens of dories practically in the middle of the North Atlantic and the fishermen hand lined for bottom fish. The need for a lightweight boat able to cover many miles by oar or sail to survive the sudden gales that frequent that area was beautifully filled by the Grand Banks dories. These were originally built by two boatyards in Nova Scotia. These dory designs use modern materials and construction methods while retaining the classic lines for exceptional sea keeping abilities and rowability.
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