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FREE Plans to build the 9' Booth Bay Dory

Booth Bay Dory Free Boat Plans

The Booth Bay is a smaller Grand Banks style dory intended for one rower or a small trolling motor. Anyone who knows how to use basic hand tools can build one in a couple of weekends. Like all of my boats, this is designed around materials you can buy at any lumberyard or home warehouse store. Getting on the water just can't be any easier or faster.


FREE Construction Plans for the Booth Bay Dory

To get you started in this fascinating boat building hobby, I am offering the complete construction plans for the Booth Bay absolutely free in either inch or metric versions. All I ask is that of you build one, you send me photos of your project.

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Construction Manual for the Free Booth Bay Dory Plans

This is the accompanying construction manual for all of the Spira International simple-to-build boat plans, including the Booth Bay. Just download the pdf format construction manual by clicking on the image below.

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If you wish to receive printed plans, or wish to pay by check, money order or credit card by mail, phone or FAX, just download the pdf order form and price list by clicking on the image below.

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About Grand Banks Dories

The Grand Banks Dory is an old design originally developed to fish the Grand Banks, off the coast of Nova Scotia. The big cod fishing schooners dropped off dozens of dories practically in the middle of the North Atlantic and the fishermen hand lined for bottom fish. The need for a lightweight boat able to cover many miles by oar or sail to survive the sudden gales that frequent that area was beautifully filled by the Grand Banks dories. These were originally built by two boatyards in Nova Scotia. These dory designs use modern materials and construction methods while retaining the classic lines for exceptional sea keeping abilities and rowability.