Meet Pierre's pride and joy. It's a 6 meter "Trawl Dory" that he had custom built by the Dory Shop in Lunenburg Nova Scotia. He had it built without any rigging (mast and sails) and modified the rudder by adding a yoke and steering wheel forward of mizzen making it a Dundee (aka YAWL). Pierre equipped it with oars and a Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor, that sits in a motorbox allowing to tilt while under sail. The motor is locked so that he can use the dory rudder to steer the boat while under power. As for the sail power, the main sail is...
The primary difference, from a day to day usage perspective, is power. This is obvious of course, but it is important to always remember to keep power at the top of your mind to make sure you have power when you need it.
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I picked up my new RIB this week from SeaBright Marine near Halifax. I'm very happy with the quality of the RIB and I was happy with the performance with my Travel 1003. I can't wait to try it with a Cruise 4! Weight: 120lbs Length: 10'6" Max speed with 1 person (175lbs): 4.5 knots It was a rainy night on the water but we still had a great time racing.
After finishing a refit and repainting of my John Gardner Pram I have finally been able to try it with a Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor. I was very pleased with the performance! You can find details on the build of the pram at the link above. For comparisons sake with other prams of similar style, here are the details of the boat and performance: Weight: 180lbs Length: 10' Max speed with 1 person (175lbs): 9 km/hr Max speed with 3 people and gear (~500lbs): 7.5 km/hr