Frank Roy has put his beautiful hand-crafted Stickleback dory up for sale until November 12th, with the proceeds to be donated to the Friends of the Tay Watershed for their educational and outreach programs. The craft comes with oars and complete sailing kit all on a 16 foot Trailer. The selling price has been listed at $1,500 or best offer. The Friends greatly appreciate Frank's generosity in making this proposed donation.
This dory was built to the plans for Iain Oughtred's design #38, published by The Wooden Boat Magazine as the Stickleback Dory (Amberjack) www.woodenboat.com/boat-plans-kits/stickleback-dory-amberjack. She was built by Frank Roy in Perth in 1997 in 120 hours. The material costs were $815. Construction is marine plywood on white oak frames with pine seats and fir gunwales. Finish is Spar Varnish above the waterline and enamel below. Length overall is 15 ft 8 in, beam 4 ft 5 in, and weight about 130 lb.
The designer's comments are: "These light dories have quite a lively performance, especially under sail: the extra reserve stability of the rounded sides helps the sailing ability, handling and safety. However a dory is primarily a rowing boat and no compromise is made of the superb handling under oars. Attempts to design "sailing dories" end up losing the style and character of the true dory." Frank has indicated that he agrees with these comments.
For more information, or a viewing, please contact Frank Roy [email protected] or 613-264-8856.