Plans to build the 27' Bahaman Carolina Dory

One customer liked my Key Largo but wanted a bigger boat, one that he could not only traverse the inland passage, but also to operate offshore safely and perhaps run down the Mexican Atlantic coast. Well, I took the Key Largo, scaled it up to 27 feet, and raised the sides a bit to make it a better offshore cruiser. The result is similar to the many larger Carolina dories operating in the Caribbean and Gulf. Most owners of these boats love them and wouldn't have anything else. Self-bailing decks, cutty cabins, center consoles, or small pilothouses are all a possibility with this boat.

Bahaman Carolina Dory

Bahaman Carolina Dory

 

Free Study Plans for the Bahaman Carolina 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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Electronic Construction Plans for 27' Bahaman

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US$ 89.99

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Printed Construction Plans for the 27' Bahaman

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US$ 99.99

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About Carolina Dories

The Carolina Dory is a specialized type of craft derived from the original Grand Banks styles after the advent of power. It was quickly learned that the built-in rocker on the bottoms of traditional dories was fine for the very limited speeds possible with oar or sail power, but only held the boats back once gasoline and diesel engines became available. As a result, builders straightened out the bottoms to allow the boat to plane, and the Carolina Dory was born. These sturdy craft were originally used as commercial fishing boats in the mid-Atlantic states, especially in the inland and nearshore waters around the Carolinas. Unlike modern power boats, Carolina Dories don't require lots of power to move along at quite a good clip. They're economical and exhibit their traditional dory heritage by performing quite well and safely in choppy conditions.

 


 

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