Amesbury skiff. by mcduff (kinderhook, ny) i just purchased a 1940’s amesbury skiff made at the lowell’s boat shop in ma.. Page 1 of 2 – dory or amesbury skiff plans – posted in boating forum: i have free dory plans for a glue and stich that i may build towards spring. i am looking for. I came across these plans on the internet the other day. i haven’t had a chance to figure out much they differ from the plans for the amesbury dory skiff that john.