Where to Buy a Used Dory Near Providence, RI

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I live in Providence and am looking for a used, relatively inexpensive dory. Can anyone make a recommendation? Rosemary Mahoney

-- Rosemary Mahoney (rinxem@aol.com), May 12, 2000



Try contacting all the clubs you can through the events calendar on this site; there ought to be plenty of people that might help you out. The nice thing about the open water rowing crowd is that they are always building more boats and there should be a ready supply of used dories out there if you start asking around. Don't be put off by travelling into MA or CT either as a good dory for the right price would be worth the trip. I have a Gunning Dory that is 18 1/2 feet long built of white oak and Okoume plywood. My new boat should be in the water by the beginning of June and I might be looking to sell the gunning dory. My greatest concern is that it goes to a "Good home" and sees some use.

-- Don Chapin (LTChapin@Prodigy.net), May 15, 2000.


I have just decided to sell my Swampscott dory. It is Roger Crawford's (of Melonseed fame) 17' version with FG lapstrake hull, 9' oars, sail rig and motor well on a galvanized trailer. It's a lovely and beamy boat with traditional lines, great in the water, in (true) very good and clean condition. Please email me if you'd like more info. I'm in Cambridge MA.

Mark Sullivan sulltikk@mediaone.net

-- Mark Sullivan (sulltikk@mediaone.net), May 16, 2000.

Try Walter Baron of Olf Wharf Dories in Wellfleet Mass. Disregard any banjo playing children in the town itself.

-- Capt. Rehab (thole@aol.com), May 19, 2000.

Captain Rehab: thank you for your advice about Walter Baron in Wellfleet. I tried to send you a personal e-mail but was told your address was non-existent. Thanks again. Rosema

-- Rosemary Mahoney (rinxem@ aol.com), May 20, 2000.

Do three things

1) Go to the John Gardner small craft workshop at Mystic Seaport. go on June 3rd and try as many boats as you can. I'll be there, my boat is black with green trim and grey floor and inside planking its not for sail but you should try at least one fast boat before you buy.

2) Check out messing about in boats, they have a lot of boats in their classified section

3) Read the disucssion posted in response to Anthony Whites posting about buying a dory in Boston it has a lot of good discussion of boat types

Good luck

Tom Hunter

Who's boat is upsidedown waiting for the rain to end so I can paint it and start rowing again.

-- Tom Hunter (zubian@shore.net), May 24, 2000.

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