Dory 12 by

[D12] Sailing traditional type dory. Oars or sail

Length overall12'3.65 m
Beam4' 5"1.35 m
Weight62 lbs28 kg
Sail area36 sq. ft.3.30 m2
Hull construction Stich-n-glue



The name dory was given by one of the first builders but while close, we agree that she is not a true dory. Her primary propulsion is oars but she sails very decently. Rowing, with one person on board, she performs really well but she can carry a passenger or two in dinghy service. The sprit rig fits her very well. A sailboard rig is proposed as an alternative.

Dory 12

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