Plans are now available from Duckworks BBS.  Completed on 3-8-2018
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A 6 page article, describing the assembly and use of the DORY, is available for download as a PDF file.
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DORY finally in the water, with the Maxwell's in full control.
A great summers day in Australia.


A short video of the Skiff version under trolling motor power.  


- CONSTRUCTION PICTURES -

Built by Quincy Maxwell of Temora, Australia

 These are general photos of construction, taken at various phases of the build. 
They do not represent any specific assembly detail, and are for visual purposes only.
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DAY 1 - BASIC MATERIALS
MARKING TOOLS
LAYOUT and CUTS
DAY 2 - ALL 4 BULKHEADS CUT TO SIZE
CUTTING EDGE SUPPORTS
EDGE SUPPORTS FITTED TO ALL BULKHEADS
SUPPORTS GLUED and CLAMPED IN PLACE

Looks like Quincy is treating this like an assembly line, very organized and accurate.
DAY 3 - CUTTING the SIDE PANELS
SIDE PANEL to BULKHEAD ASSEMBLY
CENTER MODULE SIDE PANEL ASSEMBLY
DAY 4 - SMOOTHING EDGES WITH SANDING BAR IN PREPARATION FOR BASE ASSEMBLY.
MODULE TURNED OVER, WEIGHED DOWN AND TWINE PULLED TIGHT FROM OPPOSING CORNERS TO ELIMINATE TWIST.
INSIDE VIEW OF BASE SEAMS, WAITING FOR TB3 GLUE TO CURE.  NOTE WEIGHT TO KEEP MODULE FLAT.
DAY 5 - TRANSOM ASSEMBLY
SETUP  FOR CUTTING the 30 DEGREE ANGLE on TRANSOM SIDES.
DAY 6 - BEGINNING ASSEMBLY of the FORWARD MODULE.
FINALLY, A VIEW OF THE 3 MODULES CLAMPED TOGETHER, AND WHAT THE COMPLETED HULL WILL LOOK LIKE.
A TEST OF NESTING THE MODULES.  PERFECT.
AND A FIT TEST TO SEE WHAT THE SKIFF VERSION WOULD LOOK LIKE.  LOVE IT !
DAY 7 - NOW ON TO THE MORE DIFFICULT WORK OF PREPARING AND MOUNTING OF THE BOTTOM PANELS.
AN END VIEW OF THE TRANSOM.  NOTE THE BASE RIGHT EDGE HAS BEEN TRIMMED, THE LEFT, NOT YET. 
INTERIOR VIEW of ASSEMBLED REAR BASE. NOTE the 1/4" x 3/4" CHINE STRIP WHICH STRENGTHENS the ASSEMBLY.
DAY 8 - TOP VIEW OF THE REAR MODULE ASSEMBLY. THE GUNWALE SUPPORTS ARE NEXT.
1/4" X 3/4" INTERNAL GUNWALE SUPPORTS BEING GLUED IN PLACE
DAY 9 - FORWARD MODULE GUNWALE STRIPS COMPLETE, BOW BLOCK TRIMMING NEXT.
DAY 10 - THE REAR MODULE SEAMS FINALLY TAPED and GLUED, TWO COATS.
BOTH FORWARD and REAR MODULES NOW COMPLETE, WITH DECK HATCH TO BE ADDED.

Quincy's comments regarding the assembly and the Tape & Glue process :

I wasn’t looking forward to taping. I have experienced tape lifting on gyprock wall joints before. So, I used a can of spray glue to coat the sticky side of the tape to help adhesion. It worked quite well with only a couple of spots lifting. I have now taped and two coated the front module. Tomorrow I will begin to fit the skids. It appears I have reached the 90% done, 90% to go point. All the modules seem to be very robust at this stage so skids will only improve the hull's rigidity.  I am itching to get this on the lake! 

DAY 15 - ALL 3 MODULES COMPLETED.  READY FOR WATERPROOFING AND A FINISH.
THE SKIFF VERSION ASSEMBLED.  CUTE !  NOTE ENCLOSED BOW.
ALL BOTTOM SKIDS IN PLACE.  ALSO NOTE THE INTERLOCKING FEATURE.

Build comments from Quincy :

"Well, the build is about done!  Sand, waterproof and paint left now.  
Some of my thoughts about this project in no particular order.  
Your plans are very well developed and easy to follow. I don’t believe I found any particular errors. This boat seems to me to be quite strong even with 3/8 fore and aft floors. I have no plans of any battens inside the floors at this stage. I think I will lean toward two module boats from here, even if the long module is a little more than only four feet. This is not a weekend build however, and if it is done for the right reasons it should be a very satisfying project, providing a great asset for decades if looked after.  Some people build things because they want the finished product and don’t take time to enjoy the building, this leads to disappointment, frustration and sadly abandonment. 
The laminated ply technique for upper and lower side reinforcing is something I will use again, as it worked out very well. I expect to use 3/4 of the gallon of Titebond on this boat. However, Titebond would not be my choice in future taping projects due mainly to it's thin consistency and excess shrinkage when drying. The standard tape used seems to have held glue not too badly, but I will get some of your preferred Ultra-Thin type for the next job."

Quincy


Ken's response to Quincy's comments:
I am very grateful that Quincy chose the Dory plans, as I was unable to construct the prototype. He has done a great job of bringing the design to life, and has contributed numerous build mods that have already been incorporated into the plans. His statement regarding why people build boats is all too true, so take it to heart. 
Quincy is also correct regarding the use of Titebond glue, as it is intended for thin gap bonding conditions. When used in applications such as the T&G Process, it must be applied in thin sections, the sole reason that Ultra-Thin Drywall Tape is recommended. Standard drywall tape is too thick and the weave too wide, which requires extra glue to fill the pores. Not good. 
Finally, constructing a 3 module hull is more time consuming, and does requires more material. It's only advantage is the ability to fit into smaller vehicles. So, if you, like Quincy, wish to make the Dory into a 2 module hull, let me know and I will add those layouts to the plans.
In conclusion, the whole Dory project would not have come to fruition if not for Quincy's involvement. But more importantly, it is the quality of his work and his dedication to make it right that impresses me the most. Thank you Quincy.
    Ken

DAY 20 - ABOVE IS THE COMPLETED HULL, ALL PRIMED AND PAINTED.

THE BOTTOM VIEW, WHICH SHOWS THE SMOOTH TRANSITION OF THE HULL PANELS.

NEXT PICTURES WILL BE OF DORY IN THE WATER !

DAY 22:  THE MAIDEN VOYAGE, WITH 'RIVET' AS A GUIDE.

AN AUSTRALIAN FAMILY DAY ON THE WATER.
More as the testing continues.

Quincy Maxwell and a friend testing the capacity of the Dory.


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