Easy One Plans PDF
A Small but Robust Row, Motor or Sailing Pram.
Similar in design to the "WEDGE", but with many modifications.
The idea for the EASY ONE came from the readers who requested a simple yet useful small multi-purpose hull design. It includes an ample beam, great freeboard, generous volume, seating for one (or two), and safety buoyancy. It is sturdy, easy to build, quite portable and utilizes a standard trolling or small gas motor.
To have strength and yet be lightweight, the plans use some non-traditional methods of assembly, specifically the "Tape & Glue 2" construction process developed and incorporated by the designer. This provides a durable, yet truly portable, finished boat, and the building process is easily mastered by the home handyman and amateur boat builder.
As a result, only hand tools, a jig-saw, a power drill and a large carpenters square, scissors, and tape measure are all that will be required throughout the assembly process.
Be selective in your choice of materials. Use plywood that is preferably exterior rated. Marine Plywood is very expensive, so the use of ACX Grade is recommended, but be choosy. It is important to note, the final choice of materials is the decision of the builder. We have made specific recommendations, but if the builder has previous experience with different methods and materials, that is their choice, and we respect that decision. Certainly, minor changes in design are encouraged, to provide a 'custom' boat to satisfy a builders specific needs. We do not make changes to the drawings. This would be up to the individual builder, and their responsibility. Also, it is very important that none of the basic design parameters be drastically modified, as this may adversely affect overall boat safety and/or performance.
One of many of the step-by-step illustrations in the plans
Seating choice is also up to the builder. I have folding seat plans available for free on the website. It should also be noted that the hull modules can be glued and screwed together, for those that do not have limitations of storage or transportation.
The hull could be constructed using 1/4" plywood, for greater durability, or the exterior could also be fiberglassed, allowing yet thinner and lighter plywood hull building material. Again, builders choice.
Note that all renderings have been hand drawn, and as such may have some irregularities.
On the Water Photos:
Note about sailing rig:
The Easy One Sail Rig Plans are separate, and will be available as an individual plan set. They will include hull modifications, mast step and opening, daggerboard & opening, kick-up rudder, folding mast assembly, folding boom, sail plan outline and standard rigging.
There is an optional side positioned motor mount that puts the motor controls within easy arms reach, without steering extensions or remote speed controls. The plans for the mount are free, and can be downloaded HERE.
Any questions or comments regarding the construction and/or design of this project will be responded to in a timely fashion. Thank you for your interest, and for purchasing these plans, and good luck with your project. And don't forget to visit www.PortableBoatPlans.Com for new designs and updates.
Ken Simpson, Designer