Plans to build the 15' [4.6 M] Alamitos V-Bottom Dory

This boat was designed for a local Southern California customer who wanted a small, light but beamy boat for fishing up to a few miles offshore. The Alamitos will get the job done and handle choppy water with ease. Anything from a 10 to 40 horse motor can be used to get a decent planing speed while using very little gas. If you want a compact hull that can take the weather, you can't find many better than the Alamitos.

Photos of Alamitos V-Bottom Dories

See pictures of Completed Alamitos V-Bottom Dories built by customers. Most are first time boat builds.

Pictures of Completed Alamitos V-Bottom Dories

Photos of Alamitos V-Bottom Dories Under Construction

See pictures of Alamitos V-Bottom Dories under construction supplied by my customers. These show you how the boat goes together.

Pictures of Alamitos V-Bottom Dories Under Construction

Videos of the Alamitos V-Bottom Dory

See all videos available related to the Alamitos V-Bottom Dory. Some are general videos, some construction, and some videos created by customers with the boat in use.

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15' [4.6 M] Alamitos V-Bottom Dory

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Plans to build wooden dory

About V-Bottom Carolina Dories

Quite a number of people wrote me and asked for a v-bottom version of my Carolina Dories, so I came up with this series of boats. These dories offer all of the advantages of the flat bottom version, low power, good speed good sea keeping abilities, and ease of construction, with a more modern, v-bottomed hull, to keep the pounding down and improve the performance in a chop. They're a bit more complex to build than their flat-bottom cousins, but are still well within the realm of an amateur boat builder. They're constructed of standard milled construction lumber, available at any lumber yard, then covered with exterior grade plywood, epoxy and fiberglass, resulting in an extremely rugged boat, one that will serve for many years with modest maintenance.



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