Plans to build the 17' Texan Grand Banks Dory
After the rousing success with my Juneau Grands Banks style dory, several others wanted a similar boat but larger, so I came out with the new Texan Grand Banks style dory. Like the Juneau, it's a rockerless style, so powers better than the traditional styles, like the Nova Scotian. This one can take up to a 9.9 horse outboard and you can almost water ski behind it, yet it's very rowable and easy to handle in calm or choppy water. If you like the Grand Banks style dories, but want to go a bit faster than most can muster, the Texan is for you.
Free Study Plans for the Texan 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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