with great enjoyment i am now building my dory from the plans received some weeks ago. have made contact with other owners and they are giving me some good advice about the build.
i have to ask one question reguarding the bouyancy. has any one been swamped and had to reboard and bail out. if so how much freeboard was available and was it easy to bail without further water coming onboard. reason for askiing as i will be sole sailer in my boat and was wondering if i should at a later stage attach emergency floatation bags. my sailing would be in the great lakes and it could be a long swim back to shore.