River dory: putting it all together.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by river runner, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. river runner
    Joined: Jul 2011
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    river runner baker

    OK, maybe this isn't an entirely new thread, but I thought it would make more sense to start a fresh thread than to tack this on the my pervious thread, since it's been a while.
    I downloaded Prosurf3 (demo) so I could design a round bottom boat, since that was the direction I was headed. Still learning it's quirks, but I managed to come up with something pretty close to what I wanted.
    I tried to incorporate some of your suggestions, added my own personal thoughts and prejudices, worked around my CAD shortcommings, etc.
    I tried to add more flare, as someone suggested, but I wanted to keep the bottom wide and flat enough to maintain shallow draft and a lot of flare just didn't work with this. Yes, it looks like a wide canoe. If you took an Old Town Tripper, increased it's length, more than doubled it's width and added more rocker, you'd end up with a boat pretty similar to this. But I don't think that is a bad thing, I think that is a good thing. I think a canoe is a better starting point for a river dory design than a Banks Dory.

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  2. garren
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    garren Junior Member

    That's looking very nice. I like it. I'm focusing on a bateau design now for the Yellowstone. Doing some drawing/lofting now.

    What are your dimensions? Looks like not much rocker? When will plans be available?!?

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