Plans to build the 15' Glousterman Ultralight Dory
The Glousterman was designed as a very light, car toppable rowing craft that would pull well and be safe to row in rougher water. The traditional dory hull shape is derived from the sturdy Grand Banks fishing dorys. The Glousterman is built from two sheets of 1/4 inch thick marine or exterior plywood by the "stitch and glue" construction method. This method requires no forms or jigs. It is ideal for the beginner or experienced boat builder. No special tools or equipment are required. Builders claim this is the fastest boat they've ever rowed.
Free Construction Photo Essay for the Glousterman Ultralight Stitch and Glue Dory
I also have put together this construction photo essay for the Glousterman 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 Glousterman Ultralight 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 15' Glousterman
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About Ultralight Stitch and Glue Boats
The Stitch and Glue boat construction technique, evolving over past thirty years or so, was simultaneously developed by a number of innovative boat designers. The technique resulted in simple, easily built boats with beautifully sweeping lines and light, tough construction. These plans include all dimensions for all parts of the boat and easy to follow instructions for assembling the parts. These boats go together without any jigs or fixtures, so anyone can build one in your garage or back yard. Many are little more than a dozen to twenty hours of work.
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