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Re: Dory Advice

Thom,thank you for your insights. Of course I DO NOT have Mr. Gardners book but will soon I suppose. It seems to be one of the best out there on the dory. Have my eyes on a few others too.
So, Paul Butlers dory kit. I have been looking at it as it is one of the very few out there it appears.It seems to fit my requirements and is a nice looking dory. Don't know why though, but I like boats with some lineage. Some history. That somehow makes it more interesting. But like I said there are few kits out there. You may have assertained by now that I have very limited experience with the whole "building from just plans" approach but am certainly willing to try if it is required.May I ask from what experience you base your assessment that Mr. Butlers boat may not be as speedy as others under oar? Not disputing,just curious. What about performance under sail?
The Hammond Swampscott, well, I guess I need the book, but thanks for pointing one out that I should consider.
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has a beauty of a Fearing as well. Thanks for that link. They are really nice looking boats and I have pondered several times about one of these as a possible.Your first line does seem to say it all.
If you happen to stumble across any more shoot me an email.

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