A Classic in Plywood:
How to build the Gloucester Light Dory
by Harold "Dynamite" Payson
Based on a series that originally appeared in Wooden Boat Magazine Nos. 41-43, this manual describes the building of one of the finest plywood rowing dories ever designed. The author, a professional boatbuilder, has built over 100 of these craft, so the construction sequence and methods have been fully tested and evaluated.Included is how to build the jig molds. (One piece from plywood at a great savings in time and money to the builder.) A pattern showing how both sides are cut from a single piece of 4'X16' plywood. How to fit the chines and other building tips, right through to the fiberglassing and painting. Last, but not least for these inflationary times; how to build a light (83 Lbs.) low cost version of the dory using only three sheets of 1/4" 4'x8' plywood and stock 2X4 s cut for gunwales etc.
This 32 page manual also includes a complete set of reduced plans and scores of photographs and sketches to guide you through the building procedure. Full size plans are available at $ 25.00 per set. Postage paid from Harold H. Payson Co., PO Box 122, Spruce Head, Maine 04859
32 pages 8 1/2" X 11" Paperbound