The dory design is so simple, yet such an amazingly versatile design.
I grew up with these, that's me on the bottom there, and by 16 I was rowing them. That second photo
is in the Grand Canyon, well Marble Canyon more correctly, in 1969. A little more beam, and compartments, and the virtues of the dory really shine in whitewater rivers too. These here were modified from Oregon
drift boat designs.