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Building a Honky Dory -- A wide white water boat

Honky Dory in the Grand Canyon

The Honky Dory is more of a white water boat than the Beavertail. The Honky Dory is wide and stable in big water -- the 15' foot version (made from 16' foot side panels) is 56" inches wide under the oarlocks. Like most traditional Oregon-style boats the Honky Dory is wide up front too.

But unlike Oregon-style boats the HD has a small front deck and movable/adjustable seats so the payload can be shifted forward enough to accommodate an additional fisherman behind the rower.