The Northeaster uses Chesapeake Light Craft’s patented LapStitch process, in which pre-cut planking is assembled quickly with wire “stitches” and nothing more than a pair of ordinary sawhorses. Hull planking is 6mm okoume; the bottom is 9mm, fiberglassed on both sides and up onto the side planking. Bulkheads are laminated together from layers of 9mm plywood. Epoxied together, the hull is light—only about 100 pounds—and very strong. And with 800 pounds of displacement, this dory offers real versatility. It’s small enough to be rowed by one person, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Like all dories, the Northeaster tracks well, has a long glide, and stays dry in waves. Even four adults have comfortable seating.
1805 George Avenue Annapolis 21401 Phone: 410-267-0137