Build a dory with us!
year we hear from a number of people who are building dories at home.
And why not? They are great boats and a fairly straight forward project
to build. Still, many people confide that though they’d
love to build a dory, and may even have had a set of plans kicking around
for a few years, they just aren’t sure they’d know enough
to complete the job. And let’s face it, who wants a half-built dory
taking up space in the garage for the next 10 years?
That’s why we’re offering dory building courses, right here
in our shop on the Lunenburg waterfront. The next class will be held September 26 to October 7
and will have space for just six people. This number was
selected to provide unparalleled instruction time and also provide as
much hands-on building as possible.
The course will be led by our master dory builder, Jay Langford, who
has more than 30 years experience building many different types of boats. Better still, Jay’s proven to be a patient and gifted instructor.
As part of the course, you will build a traditional Banks dory. This
dory will be sold for cost of materials at the end of the course; all interested
participants may enter a draw for this opportunity. If all six students
have an interest in owning her, your chances will be 1 in 6!
is designed for those with basic woodworking skills. You needn’t
be a cabinet maker but should be familiar with basic hand tools. All tools
used in construction will be provided. Students will not be using power
During your time in Lunenburg we hope to visit other marine businesses
including a sailloft and block shop. This will depend on scheduling and
interest, both on your part and the part of the businesses involved.
The cost of the 2011 course
is $950; this includes all taxes as well as hearty daily lunches (Monday to Fridays) and breaktime refreshments. Additional
information and applications are available by calling 902 640-3005 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're already convinced, just print off the application form you'll
find here and follow the instructions.