Plans to build the 16' [4.9M] Oysterman Carolina Dory

This boat is a bit smaller than the standard 18 footers in this boat type, created for people who want to store themn in smaller garages and rarely have more then four people aboard. This Carolina Dory is great for hauling a load in shallower water when it also has to get you home when it gets choppy and blowy. The Oysterman was designed for a builder who says it reminded him of the oystering skiffs he grew up around and always wanted to go aboard. This is a great choice for family and fishing fun with a low power (15 hp) or so outboard.


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About Carolina Dories

The Carolina Dory is a specialized type of craft derived from the original Grand Banks styles after the advent of power. It was quickly learned that the built-in rocker on the bottoms of traditional dories was fine for the very limited speeds possible with oar or sail power, but only held the boats back once gasoline and diesel engines became available. As a result, builders straightened out the bottoms to allow the boat to plane, and the Carolina Dory was born. These sturdy craft were originally used as commercial fishing boats in the mid-Atlantic states, especially in the inland and nearshore waters around the Carolinas. Unlike modern power boats, Carolina Dories don't require lots of power to move along at quite a good clip. They're economical and exhibit their traditional dory heritage by performing quite well and safely in choppy conditions.

 


 

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