Echo Bay Dory Skiff Workshop

Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Monday, June 26, 2017


In this class we will start with a complete kit for the rowing version of this popular 12-foot sail and rowing skiff. With the wood, screws, and glue on hand, we’ll start building right away Saturday morning. By the end of the first day, we will have the sides of the hull pulled together and the start of a real boat. Day 2 will involve installing the bottom and gunwales. The 3rd day will be very busy with interior completions and installing hardware.

We can prepare a sailing package for you in advance and, if there is time, get started on the sailing components during class. At the very least, we’ll have a daggerboard trunk installed so we can potentially launch the boats at the end of the day on Monday. If you do want to build the trunk into the boat, please be prepared to put in a little extra effort during the class. We can look into an early start for those who want a sailing version.

This is a great class for people who want to build their first boat in an exciting, educational setting and with the guidance of the designer-builder. You will be ready to go home loaded with great memories and a boat ready to sand and paint. Don’t worry, we will send you home with everything you need to paint and rig your own Echo Bay Dory Skiff.

We will meet Friday evening at 6pm for a cookout and orientation. Work begins Saturday and ends Monday evening. We’ll start at 9am sharp daily and end by 5pm. For those building a sailing version, we can discuss getting in a little extra time on your boat.

Please contact Clint to discuss the sailing rig options or visit the Echo Bay webpage. I will publish a price for the sailing kit soon. Also note, the price above is for payment by check or cash. There is a convenience fee for online registration to cover the costs Engine/Compass Project incurs for hosting the online registration.

Biddeford, Maine at Compass Project inside Biddeford High School

Clint Chase 207-602-9587