Plans to build the 22' [6.7 M] Sanibel Carolina Dory

To fill the gap between the 20' [6.1 M] Caladesi and the 24' [7.2 M] Key Largo, here's the Sanibel Carolina style dory. Hundreds of these boats have been built in sizes from 14' [4.3 M] to 30' [9.1 M]. They're used in lakes, rivers, bays, and coastally in the ocean and builders love them. They handle rough water as well as calm, and are simple to build and last a long while. Build one of these and people will gather and ask you about it wherever you go.

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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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