Duckworks Magazine this morning. Mike Shannon in British Columbia built a 14ft dory to John Bell's Blackberry design. He and his wife row it on the Columbia River with the spectacular backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
The Blackberry is designed to be more stable than most dories so it can be comfortably used for fishing and so on. Plans are available on John Bell's website.
Key quote from John: "[Rowing is] great exercise in that it’s so much fun that I hardly notice it is good for me."