Plans to build the 16' Nova Scotian Grand Banks Dory
In Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, throughout the 1800's the finest dories in the world were being built by two different boat builders. These craft served as fishing boats launched from the decks of schooners and fishing practically in the middle of the North Atlantic, year round. My Nova Scotian was derived from the original Grand Banks fishing dories. You can launch these boats through the surf, keep going in weather that drives everyone else back to the beach, and load more into this boat than boats substantially larger. A better rough water pulling boat cannot be found anywhere.
Sail rig for the Nova ScotianThe Nova Scotian 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 Study Plans for the Nova Scotian 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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