The definitive look at dories, their history, and construction. Besides valuable building instructions, there are plans and offsets for all of the various dory types. This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject, and is noted for its clear Sam Manning illustrations, as well as its clear writing.
Table of Contents:
History of the DoryA Search for BeginnersThe Batteau AncestorThe Bank Dory Emerges
How to Build a DoryDory LaydownDory ConstructionNew Materials
Dory PlansThe 32-Foot MaineRiver Driving BatteauThe 18-Foot Light BatteauThe 19-Foot Heavy BatteauThe Banks DoryThe St. Pierre Working DoryThe Hammond 16-Foot Swampscott DoryFred Dion's Swampscott DoryThe 17-Foot Nahant DoryThe 18-Foot One-Design Swampscott Sailing DoryThe Chamberlain Gunning DoryThe 19-Foot Surf DoryThe Beachcomber-AlphaA 12-Foot Semi-DoryA 14-Foot Semi DoryA 16-Foot Semi-DoryA 19-Foot, 8-Inch Semi-DoryThe Chaisson 10-Foot Dory TenderA 12-Foot, 6-Inch Swampscott Dory TenderThe 13-Foot Chamberlain Dory SkiffA 14-Foot Dory SkiffA 14-Foot, 4 1/2-Inch Outboard FlatironThe 14-Foot, 9-Inch Lowell Dory Skiff
by John Gardner, illustrated by Samuel F. Manning
275 pp., softcover