It's April, and Jay and his wife Vic are conducting sea trials to make sure it's balanced correctly.
The swampscott dory is an evolution of east coat dory designs, used for racing and rowing. They are noted for their speed and ability to be beach launched into heavy surf. This swampscott was modified by North Bay Boat Works to have round sides and a slightly smaller bottom, to increase her speed while rowing. The boat has sawn pepper wood frames and spruce planking.
By March of 2006 the dory was almost completed, and it was delivered in August.
Now the boat is out in the Bay. The owner is passing Belvedere Point in a race to the finish line in front of Sausalito.