Andy Hutchinson and I are in Taihape, New Zealand, building a couple open Briggs dories for Whanganui River Dories. Here is Kate Thompson's video of us doing a 90-second freeform build.


We have one boat getting its gunwales on tomorrow, and the second about a day behind, about to get its outer chines. Port Orford Cedrar frames, Meranti paneling, steam-bent White Oak chines and gunwales. And all the gunwale blocks are Tasmanian Blackwood. They'll have a painted/varnished exterior, and oiled gunwales and interior.

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Comment by Greg Hatten on November 18, 2014 at 4:10pm

Most excellent work there fellers!!!  Dories "Rock" in New Zealand!!!


Comment by Josh Case on November 14, 2014 at 1:48pm

This has really been a lot of fun to watch!

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