Plans to build the 34' Lone Star St. Pierre Dory
The Lone Star is the largest dory I've designed so far, at 34 feet long and 12 feet in beam. It was originated for a customer who was building it in my own home state of Texas, so we put our heads together and came up with the only logical name we could - Lone Star in honor of the state of Texas. The builder is planning an extended cruise in the Caribbean and wanted a lot of room to live aboard. This hull can be powered with an engine in the 50-75 horsepower range.
You can build the Lone Star as the traditional inboard version with a diesel, or as an outboard version, having a wider aft section to accomodate an outboard well for a high-thrust outboard motor. Both options are shown on the drawings.
Free Study Plans for the Lone Star St. Pierre Dory
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About St. Pierre Dories
St. Pierre Dories are a traditional, larger version of the Grand Banks dory type. They are known as being the most seaworthy boats of their size ever designed. Many have made serious ocean passages, and they're ideal for long range, economical cruising. Though they seem rather tender at first (this is a characteristic of all Grand Banks type dories) they can take some extreme seas in stride, always coming right back up for more. They're able to carry large loads, and in fact perform better when loaded, as they get stiffer and stiffer with the added ballast. If you don't like attention, don't build a St. Pierre because everyone will want to know what it is and how it performs. They have a style and grace underway that no other boat or yacht can seem to even approach. These are displacement hulls that only require very low horsepower engines and can squeeze more miles from a gallon of fuel that any other boat of their size.
I've taken the traditional hull shape, with a little less rocker and sheer shape, and modernized the construction using my well proven method of using common lumberyard materials and modern adhesives to create a unitized one-piece hull that is not only easy to build, but also light and rugged. If you're considering long passages, or extended cruising whether in long stretches of protected waters or open oceans, take a good hard look at the St. Pierres.
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