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    oldsparkey replied to the thread Grand Banks Dory.
    The rear seat for rowing when going down stream is ideal when fishing. No matter what folks say I will always think that a trolling...
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    oldbuffpilot replied to the thread Grand Banks Dory.
    Thanks for posting real interesing I solved rowing in the Creek's problem by setting on the back seat instead of the middle seat and...
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    oldsparkey replied to the thread Grand Banks Dory.
    When I was a kid I had a old Courtney wood boat. It was made from cypress and had a attached set of oar locks. Two oars were the...
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    beekeeper replied to the thread Grand Banks Dory.
    Add a "joug" for the oars and it would become a creole skiff and then you could row forward to see where you are going. Another form of...
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    jdupre' replied to the thread Grand Banks Dory.
    Aside from the paddling backwards thing, a dory would make a good all-around boat. Some of the modern ones have a motor well a foot or...
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    C_Brice replied to the thread Build design thoughts?.
    Good thoughts. While the advantages and disadvantages of previous builds (along with other boats) is always the consideration and...
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    jdupre' replied to the thread Build design thoughts?.
    OK, let me try to reverse engineer a design. What are the specs of the best of the two boats you've built? Pros and cons of the...
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    C_Brice replied to the thread Build design thoughts?.
    There's better mousetraps and best mousetraps and as I said I'm looking for the former not the later. Every step you take is better.
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    jdupre' replied to the thread Grand Banks Dory.
    A flat bottom and two angled sides is a pretty good formula for a lot of different uses.
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    oldsparkey replied to the thread Grand Banks Dory.
    "A typical one would be 19 1/2 feet long and 5 foot 7" max beam." Modify it for extra stability and then deck a part over and create a...
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    beekeeper replied to the thread Grand Banks Dory.
    Reduce the dory's size so it can be paddled instead of rowing, and it seems to me you have described a "marsh" pirogue. Increase the...
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    jdupre' posted the thread Grand Banks Dory in General.
    I've been interested in learning more about the common dory. Many versions are out there, but the Grand Banks Dory seems to be the...
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    beekeeper replied to the thread Build design thoughts?.
    If you believe adding a layer of glass to a1/4" ply boat will correct the "reasons" that turned your boat into book shelves then choose...
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    C_Brice replied to the thread Build design thoughts?.
    "Working" is all relative. Although it lasted many trips there are reasons the non-glassed 1/4 ply boat was turned into a couple book...
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    oldsparkey replied to the thread Build design thoughts?.
    I paddle the rivers and swamps in Florida so for the most part rocks are not a worry. Stumps and downed trees are the things I have to...
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