I couldn’t be happier with my Briggs – Style Dory from High Desert Dories. Andy’s attention to detail is unparalleled, and as the years and trips go by I continue to notice small features that make the boat perfect. My young kids love the flush decks and seats, and I love how the light boat handles.
Recently, on a boat ramp, someone came to look at Andy’s handiwork on the interior of my hatches. He’s trying to prevent his hatches from coming unglued where they’re stepped on, and showed me how the ingenious supports under each hatch on my foam – core Dory shed water and support jumping boatmen. It’s apparent this design came from decades of trial and error. The custom outfitting also makes the boat dreamy. Andy helped me engineer a transom cutout for a small motor, since Cataract Canyon is my backyard run, and I frequently push across the reservoir. I also valued his opinion when I’d throw out an idea and he’d politely tell me why it stunk. Months later I’d realize he was right. He’s already thought out (or endured) many of the potential problems one might encounter, so I didn’t have to repeat them. I thought about dories and plans for years before hiring Andy, but nothing came to fruition. My only regret is that I didn’t do it ten years earlier.
16’9″ Briggs-style foam core “Unless”