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    Default Re: Forgive my stupid question re: dory transoms

    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    If Thorne is thinking of his Chamberlain Dory Skiff then twist is relevant. But I see no twist.
    that's the point. They designed the twist out of the boats, which is why they look like they do.

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    Default Re: Forgive my stupid question re: dory transoms

    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    that's the point. They designed the twist out of the boats, which is why they look like they do.
    -- A bit of twist at the bow? -- Wade

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    Default Re: Forgive my stupid question re: dory transoms

    Quote Originally Posted by wtarzia View Post
    -- A bit of twist at the bow? -- Wade
    Not much. With a narrow bottom and flaring sides, you'd have a lot of twist in the planks if the stem was plumb. Raking the ends reduces the need for twist. Try it with a piece of card stock, you'll see what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    Lots of reasons as above, but also that they stack more easily

    John Welsford


    If you are talking "Banks" dory... the raked transom is specially to allow several of them to be stacked on the deck of the schooners, that sailed to the fishing grounds.. but they certainly are pretty no matter why!


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    Default Re: Forgive my stupid question re: dory transoms

    Quote Originally Posted by Fandango View Post
    If you are talking "Banks" dory... the raked transom is specially to allow several of them to be stacked on the deck of the schooners, that sailed to the fishing grounds.. but they certainly are pretty no matter why!


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    Yep.

    -Dave

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