About dories. dories are one of the few hundreds of year old boat designs to have survived into the 21st century, and for good reason. their sea keeping abilities. Free boat plans for the backyard home builder, plywood and wooden sailboats, rowboats, dinghies motorboats. As you may know, most of my boat plans utilize my tape & glue process in their construction. it has been brought to my attention by various builders over the years.