Plans to build the 24' [7.3 M] Clemente V-Bottom Dory

Here's a bigger v-bottom Carolina dory intendes as a pocket cruiser. It can be built with or without the cabin. Its v-bottom smooths out the chop and maiuntains a good turn of speed with very little power. Even 20 horses, it will perform fine at sea, but of you want to get up on a plane, it takes more. The Chesapeke is built of frames of standard lumberyard construction grade lumber and it's covered with exterior grade plywood, either standard or hardwood with a couple layers of glass and you have a low cost, lightweight, and very rugged hull.

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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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