17' Dory boat

  • Advertise with us
Project by HenryH posted 12-16-2020 04:55 PM 1311 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2018 I built this 17’ Northeaster Dory from a kit from CLC boats. (A kayak post from NY Rocking Chairs reminded me) It used stitch and glue construction which means wire stiches to hold the parts and then epoxy to hold it all together. Lots of detail and hand work on seats, mast, inwales and outwales. Okoume Marine plywood for hull. Cedar, cypress, mahogany and spruce. Paint and marine varnish to finish.

This was a fun project which was built almost entirely in my backyard.

I built this specifically to travel the Mississippi River which I did over the summers of 2018 and 2019.

If interested in the build and a lot of pictures I wrote a blog found here.

If interested in the trip from Minneapolis MN to the Gulf of Mexico The blog can be found here.

Thanks for checking it out.

-- HenryH - PA

13 comments so far

View woodchuckerNJ's profile


1484 posts in 2718 days

#1 posted 12-16-2020 05:00 PM

that’s so nice. Wooden boats are beautiful.

you done good.. :-)

-- Jeff NJ

View Charlie H.'s profile

Charlie H.

410 posts in 1734 days

#2 posted 12-16-2020 05:22 PM

Good job !

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

View PaulDoug's profile


2549 posts in 2787 days

#3 posted 12-16-2020 08:15 PM

Beautiful boat… I also love wooden boats… Has a little 12’ minicup hull I built sitting in my garage… all the gear made, all I need is to build the mast/sail…. been sitting there of ah,,,, 10 years… I still want to finish it before I die…. life is getting short..

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

View HenryH's profile


149 posts in 4488 days

#4 posted 12-16-2020 09:09 PM

Paul Doug, Thanks! and life is short. Good luck.

-- HenryH - PA

View John Harris's profile

John Harris

60 posts in 4128 days

#5 posted 12-16-2020 09:51 PM

Boat looks awesome! I’m thinking March Creek?

View HenryH's profile


149 posts in 4488 days

#6 posted 12-16-2020 10:00 PM

John, Marsh Creek state Park. You got it.

-- HenryH - PA

View BurlyBob's profile


8855 posts in 3349 days

#7 posted 12-17-2020 12:02 AM

Totally fantastic.

View woodbutcherbynight's profile


9213 posts in 3493 days

#8 posted 12-17-2020 02:29 AM

Beautiful boat. Love the character of a wooden boat.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View DustyMark's profile


508 posts in 3154 days

#9 posted 12-17-2020 03:29 AM

Gotta love a boat build. Nice work!

-- Mark, Minnesota

View shipwright's profile


8716 posts in 3882 days

#10 posted 12-17-2020 04:27 PM

Very nice. She looks sweet under sail.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

26200 posts in 4189 days

#11 posted 12-17-2020 04:45 PM

WOW, that is a very nice boat. You did fine job on it, Henry!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Jbbaby's profile


77 posts in 169 days

#12 posted 12-17-2020 07:02 PM

Great work, a project you can be proud of forever.

View Eric's profile


1367 posts in 957 days

#13 posted 12-18-2020 12:31 AM

Beautiful craft. The boat building is my dream.

-- Eric, building the dream

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics