about dory sizes:
been many types of dories made over the years,
like the Swampscott dory, McKenzie River dory and the Banks dory among
others. Often these dories become modified too, with transoms or
sailing rigs, so sometimes
how they are classed, organized or named can be
Banks dories are one class of dory, the Lunenburg dories are Banks
dories but with the naturally grown "knees" or frames made from the
trunk/root junction of the Hackmatack tree instead of the frames made
from three pieces of straight wood clipped together as most other Banks
dories are made. These dories are also made in many different sizes.
size, measured by the length of it's bottom, has it's own name. Below
is a list of the names and sizes of the Banks dories class in the
Sister dory, bottom length: 8 feet.
dory, bottom length: 10 feet.
Rocks dory, bottom length: 11 feet.
(size, not referrring to type in this case) dory, bottom length: 12
dory, bottom length: 13 feet.
dory, bottom length: 14 feet.
dory, bottom length: 15 feet. This is the type of two-man dory used on
the Bluenose and which this
Art Works kit represents.
dory, bottom length: 16 feet.
Bay dory, bottom length: 17 feet.
dory, bottom length: 20 feet.