a 26 1/2' power fishing dory
- Power: Single well-mounted outboard standard. Transom mounted single or twin outboards optional. Short shaft motors not recommended. Inboard driving through outdrive or jet pump optional.
- Hull type: Flat bottom dory-type hull aft. Developed for sheet plywood planking with outer rub strakes.
- Can the hull be extended or shortened? Yes. Up to 3' by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount, or by adding an additional frame. We do not recommend increasing the beam.
The BIG HUNK is the largest of our Pacific dories. With a 9'-8" beam it is not trailerable. This is a serious work boat. In the harbor, at sea, or on lakes and rivers, the BIG HUNK provides a stable platform for all sorts of commercial activities. This is an ideal boat for many fishing activities, shrimping in Louisiana, diving off the coast of southern California or Florida, or hauling in the salmon from the Pacific northwest to Alaska. The stability of the hull is most noticeable when the boat is being worked hard with a lot of activity. The dory hull has tremendous load carrying ability. The wide open hull allows unrestricted movement for easy gear handling and versatility. There are several Dory Cabin Plans available from Glen-L that can be adapted to the BIG HUNK to keep out the rain and weather or to provide a place for the crew to lay down or relax at the end of a long day.
The characteristics that make this a good commercial boat also make it ideal for the sportsman in any application where shallow draft operation is necessary, or the ability to be easily beached. The well-mounted outboard makes beach launching and retrieving easy and safe, and does not interfere with fishing gear as the motor can "kick-up" entirely within the boat. However, options are shown on the plans for transom-mounted outboards as well as stern-mounted inboard engines driving through an outdrive or jet pump. In any case, the hull drives easily with minimum power and maximum economy.
Like our other Pacific dories, BIG HUNK is quick, easy, and inexpensive to build. Virtually all bevels can be pre-cut so that little fairing is required. No steam bending or lofting is required and material waste is minimal. The 3/4" plywood bottom has inner and outer bottom strakes for stiffness and protection, while the 1/2" plywood sides feature husky rub rails at critical points. The craft can be increased or decreased in length by up to 3' by simply adding or deleting one or two of the duplicate aft frames or by re-spacing them a proportional amount.
The instructions cover all phases of contruction including material listings, fastening schedule, and full size patterns for all frame members. She is truly a tough, durable boat well within the budget and abilities of just about any fisherman.
COMPLETE PLANS include FULL SIZE PATTERNS for stem, breasthook, and half-section patterns for the frames and transom. Includes instructions, Bill of Materials, and Fastening Schedule.
See Little Hunk and Hunky Dory smaller versions of the BIG HUNK.
- Length overall (standard):
- Length overall (inboard):
- Hull weight (approx.):
- 1800 lbs.
- Hull depth forward:
- Hull depth aft:
- Bottom width:
- Minimum recommended power:
- 50 hp
- Maximum engine/drive weight:
- 1000 lbs.
- Single well-mounted outboard standard. Transom mounted single or twin outboards optional. Short shaft motors not recommended. Inboard driving through outdrive or jet pump optional.
- Hull type:
- Flat bottom dory-type hull aft. Developed for sheet plywood planking with outer rub strakes.
- Can the hull be extended or shortened?:
- Yes. Up to 3' by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount, or by adding an additional frame. We do not recommend increasing the beam.