Plans to build the 24' [7.3 M] Labrador Grand Banks Dory

IIn response to a number of requests for still a larger Grand Banks Dory, I've come up with a design called the Labrador. This big dory would be excellent for many uses where an Alaskan just isn't big enough. In the 1800s, several dories about this size made trans-Atlantic crossings The Lab is powered by an outboard and/or sails. You could also work in a small diesel, like an 8 hp Bedford lifeboat diesel, an outstanding choice. Other sailboat auxiliary diesels would do well also.

Sail rig for the Labrador

The Labrador 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.
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Labrador Grand Banks Dory

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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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