I am looking to build a dory this winter from plans for rowing/sailing. The Northeaster dory has caught my eye, but I'd like to use glued-lap construction rather than CLC's LapStitch method. Is there any reason that I couldn't use the plank patterns exactly as they're laid out for LapStitch, on a glued-lap hull?
If it's not practical to build the Northeaster dory by glued-lap, then I'd probably build a John Dory, but I like the lighter weight of the northeaster, and I have seen its construction manual, which is excellent. Maybe someone who's seen the manual for the John Dory and the Northeaster Dory can compare the detail and clarity of the instructions?
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