Dolores boat builder keeps West’s classic dory alive

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Dolores boat builder keeps West’s classic dory alive

Whitewater craft resurfaces with modern improvements
Andy Hutchinson of High Desert Dories was captivated by the river-running boats one day in 1982. “It was like the heavens called down to me, and I’ve been obsessed ever since,” he says.
Andy Hutchinson spreads fiberglass over the bottom of a dory he’s working on.
Hutchinson pilots his custom dory through Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River.

Dolores boat builder keeps West’s classic dory alive

Andy Hutchinson of High Desert Dories was captivated by the river-running boats one day in 1982. “It was like the heavens called down to me, and I’ve been obsessed ever since,” he says.
Andy Hutchinson spreads fiberglass over the bottom of a dory he’s working on.
Hutchinson pilots his custom dory through Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River.
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