Building a Grand Manan-style Banks Dory

We just wrapped up our two-week fall dory building course. Congratulations to our four participants on the launch of their 13-foot (bottom length) Banks dory! Now Jay has a Grand Manan-style dory to get to work on — that’s one with the modified stern so that the boat can carry a very long shaft outboard on her transom, plus he’ll build in a comfortable and handy stern seat/locker on which the operator can sit. The client has asked for a pine tar interior and gunwale and a deep navy exterior. This is going to be one very handsome Christmas gift!