small, narrow, flat-bottomed fishing boat
boat; Fishing boat; Small boat; Flat-bottomed rowboat; Boat with
oars; High-bowed boat; Lake craft
once a year
in English language:
44835 / 86800
in a Dory
dory is a small, shallow-draft boat of approximately 5 to 7 m (15
to 22 ft) in length. Lightweight and versatile, these boats are
used in the open sea for commercial fishing applications, as well
as in whitewater rafting on interior rivers. McKenzie River Dory
versions usually seat from two or three to four people including
hullform is characterized by flat sides angled approx. 30 degrees
from the vertical, and a bottom that is transversely flat and
arced fore-and-aft. (This curvature is known as 'rocker'.) The
stern is frequently a raked surface that tapers sharply toward
the bottom forming a nearly double-ended boat. Nested stacks of
dories were frequently carried on the decks of fishing schooners
out to the fishing grounds, where they were then deployed to lay
longlines or tend nets.
glamorously, dories were once used to travel dangerous whitewater
rivers, where their superior maneuverability made them preferable
over other watercraft available at the time. They have since been
supplanted in this purpose by inflatable rafts which require less
skill and are generally more durable for collisions with rocks.
However, fishing guides on many western U.S. rivers still use
drift dories because of their maneuverability and ability to be
rowed upstream. Additionally, their high rocker and extremely
shallow draft give them low resistance to the flow of water,
effectively holding the boat in place for the prolonged fishing
of holes in the river. Typically salmon, trout, and steelhead are
fished for this way.
double-ended nature of a dory makes it very suitable for these
uses in broken water. As with the more elaborately-built surf
boats used in various parts of the world, and the old, pulling
whalers, the form of their stern allows the boat to rise to a
following sea without the boat's broaching to.
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