Amesbury Dory-Skiff

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Amesbury Dory-Skiff

Lowell Shop


This dory-skiff may well have been built at the Lowell Dory Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts as one of the boats produced when the shop turned to the recreational market in the years after dory fishing peaked. She is shallower than the Lancaster dory-skiff, with a slightly nar­rower bottom and a bit sheerer.  With barely any knuckles in the sides at all­ just a few degrees at the sheerstrake,­ her shape is more like a flatiron skiff than the usual dory-skiff.  Her plans were drawn in the 1950s and are not as detailed as the Museum's later plans.  The information needed is all there, except for the location of that knuckle, which must be scaled off the plans and may require  some work with a batten to set sweetly. With a little less freeboard than the other dory-skiff selections, this boat would be a good choice for protected waters.  From 87 Boat Designs by Ben Fuller.


Additional Information

Type Skiff
Designer Lowell Shop
Date 1930
Plans drawn by Schock, Edson I.
LOA 14'
Beam 4'
Plans include 1 sheet: lines, construction, (recommended for amateurs)
Source Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport Vessels & Small Craft Collection
Previous order number 57.290
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Catalog number WSP.7.24