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Norwegian Gunning Dory

By Paul Butler

This plywood/epoxy Norwegian Gunning Dory is drawn with inspiration from the classic lines of Scandinavian watercraft. The ply/epoxy hull is much simplified from traditional plank-on-frame versions. The lightweight version can weigh less than 60 lb (27 kg), making it an easy car-topper. Instead of the traditional V bottom, there is a flat panel on the hull bottom to simplify construction and provide extra stability.  Continue reading

Maxi Mac

Paul Butler’s New “Maxi-Mac”


This new boat is an enlarged version of the 90-pound Mini-Mac. It’s double the volume of the smaller boat, but lightweight versions still weigh as little as 125 pounds. Lighter weight provides capacity for additional payload and ease of handling for getting the boat on and off the water. Continue reading