They say that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. So here goes.
I, Dory Plug, have a problem.
Please don’t just me too harshly. I’m not really the philandering type but, well, I do tend to fall in love with every new boat we build.
Take this latest dory, a 12-foot-bottom Lunenburg model bound for a new home at Peaks Island, Maine. She’s got a modified stern so she can take an outboard there and, with it, a lovely wide stern seat and locker combo – so convenient for storage. And Jay built the seat so that you can either open a small hatch in the top or else a large one, if you were say keeping a battery or something there.
And then there’s her finish job – a pine tar interior that shows off the grain of her pine planking and the neat copper rivets that fasten the strakes. Plus pine tar gunwales set off by her traditional dory buff exterior and thwarts. Whew! She’s a hot looking boat!
So don’t judge me. Judge for yourself!