Frequently Asked Questions About Our Dory Plans
Q: Do I have to order your plans as a downloadable ebook? I would like them on a CD.
A: Our plans come in 3 formats. Downloadable, on a CD, and in printed form. Your choice as to how you want them.
Q: What length Dory do these plans build?
A: The plans are for a 16' Grand Banks Dory.
Q: Can I put an outboard engine on the counter? Your Plans look like they build a rowable boat only.
A: YES. An outboard motor requires a wider counter. When you order our plans, you have a choice of whether to purchase plans for use with an outboard motor, or plans for use without an outboard motor. Your choice, for the same low price.
Q: How much will materials cost me to build my Dory?
A: Material costs vary depending on where in the world you live. The construction calls for the use of white pine. The price of pine planks varies depending on where you buy them. Where we live, all building materials can be purchased for under $1000.00.
Q: Do you have plans for the sail, rudder etc?
A: We have drawings of the sail, rudder and tiller, complete with measurements of each component. We also have a digital image of the traditional bailer along with measurements. That package is available for purchase here: http://www.DoryPlan.com/bonus_order.htm
Q: How much does the pine planked 16 Foot Dory Weigh?
A: Approximately 350 lbs complete.
Q: What is the carrying capacity of the pine planked 16 Foot Dory?
A: Approximately 1400 lbs.
Q: Pine is hard to get where I live...Can I substitute another wood for Pine?
A: We use and recommend pine because it is easy to get in our area, and that is the traditional building material here. However, some of our past customers have used many different materials. The key is that you use a good, not too knotty softwood that you know you can bend around the timbers but will stand up to a good beating. If you want, feel free to email us your planned building material and we will give you our opinion on it.
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