Free Plans

  • Tape & Glue Process Free Instructions

    Tape & Glue Process Free Instructions

    Click HERE to download the 6 page illustrated instruction document. The TAPE & GLUE PROCESS has been around for a few years, and hundreds of small boats have been constructedsuccessfully utilizing the process without incident. There were two goals in...

  • Lisa B Good - Free Plans

    Lisa B Good - Free Plans

    Download free plans Essential statistics Length overall - 16' Beam at trailer bed - 7' 6"  Beam at rubrails - 8' Weight - about 2500 lbs Draft - 5" Headroom - 6' 5" at center Power - 5-10 hp outboard Speed - 5 kts downhill Features “Lisa B...

  • Folding Mast & Boom Free Plans PDF

    Folding Mast & Boom Free Plans PDF

    Free Plans - click HERE to download No Stays Required It seems inevitable that for a portable boat that fits in the family vehicle, the sailing version should have a mast and boom that does the same thing. Past attempts at this were specific to...

  • Slipper PDF

    Slipper PDF

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE “Slipper” is:   Simpler: Because of the building material and relatively few components.   Ditto for: Faster Easier and Cheaper: to Build.   It is...

  • Drifter 12L Free Plans

    Drifter 12L Free Plans

    To download these plans, click HERE The Drifter 12 L is a higher performance version of the Drifter 12, with longer amas, and a taller mast. It can be paddled or sailed with as simple rig using a windsurfing mast. The sail rolls up, and is reefable...

  • Wanigan (Free plans)

    Wanigan (Free plans)

    THE WANIGAN BY WESTON FARMER As old as boating in America is the garvey design It's no wonder. These shoal-draft work horses combine super-simplicity with rugged carrying ability These plans are free to download.   This utility...

  • 1 Sheet Wedge Plans PDF

    1 Sheet Wedge Plans PDF

    To download plans click HERE The idea for the 1 Wedge1 Sheet Wedge came from my desire for a simple, low cost, yet useful small portable hull design. It includes an ample beam and freeboard, decent volume, seating for one, and optional safety buoyancy...

  • Drifter 12 Free Plans

    Drifter 12 Free Plans

    To download these plans, click HERE The Drifter 12 is a small trimaran that can be paddled or sailed, and is perfect for exploring rivers, bays, and lakes. The rig is simple, using a windsurfing mast. The sail rolls up and is reefable to any size in...

  • Mouse Free Plans

    Mouse Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Mouse started life as a one-sheeter, that is, an exercise to develop the smallest, cheapest possible boat. As a result, it's not a boat to which you can safely trust your life in any sort of waves - as...

  • Little Bretton Free Plans

    Little Bretton Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE The idea for this pram came to me as I sat in the shade beside the dock of a small Breton port in late summer. A small boy not much older than my six-year-old son was playing in a round-bilged little...

  • Wildcat Free Plans

    Wildcat Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Respected boat designer John Welsford challenged me with this brief: 'The kids, 9 and 11 had been hounding their dad (a fairly handy guy with tools) for a boat of their own for ages. The family's 30...

  • Yachting Monthly Sponsored Designs

    Yachting Monthly Sponsored Designs

    Charles Portway, the Vice President of the EOA contacted us recently asking if we would host these plans in our free plans area. Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity to bring these great classics to our customers.Click the links below to download PDF...

  • Bluestone Free Plans

    Bluestone Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE The hull This boat is intended as a lightweight pocket cruiser with easily driven lines and a traditionally inspired sailplan. The epoxy lapstrake hull is based on a proven US type.The design is a...

  • Cinderella Free Plans

    Cinderella Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE 144 by 30in flat-bottomed, round-sided, elegant but easy to build canoe intended for stitch and glue construction using 3/8in marine ply epoxy and tape on the inside and either epoxy and tape or glass...

  • Glider Free Plans

    Glider Free Plans

    To download these plans, click HERE I confess that designing and building small boats has become something of an addiction. A couple of years and a trailerable trimaran later (another story), I thought it would be great fun to build a 12-foot version of...

  • "Fritz" a Tender

    "Fritz" a Tender

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Here is an easy to built small dinghy. 2 m (almost 8 feed) long with a weight of 18 kg ( 60lbs light). The boat served us well on our 11 year journey on our PELICAN catamaran. I could row it till wind...

  • Scow 420 Free Plans

    Scow 420 Free Plans

    For metric plans, click HEREFor imperial plans, click HERE 14 foot simple camper sailboat for two, designed for protected or inlands waters. A very simple boat to build with basic tools and material, all plywood parts have the same thickness. I...

  • Micro Mouse Free Plans

    Micro Mouse Free Plans

     Free plans. To download the file, click HERE I've had a number of requests for a still smaller Mouse, and the Micro Mouse is it! However, I also wanted to create a official Mouse with a flat bottom and curved sides for, although the...

  • Julie Skiff Free Plans

    Julie Skiff Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE This boat has been designed by an amateur with no qualifications in boat design or boatbuilding and should be regarded as experimental until several have been built. The designer accepts no liability for...

  • Drifter 14 Free Plans

    Drifter 14 Free Plans

    To download these plans, click HERE The Drifter 14 is a small trimaran that can be paddled or sailed with a simple rig using a windsurfing mast. The sail rolls up, and is reefable to any size in seconds. The boat is steered with rudder pedals, so your...

  • Light Trow Free Plans

    Light Trow Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE It's cheeky, really, to call this a trow. Along the South Coast of England, a trow is either a heavy barge, or a heavily-built rocker-less flat-bottomed rowing boat traditionally used on the Fleet, the...

  • The Edge Free Plans

    The Edge Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE This is another of my Mouse series of small stitch and tape sailing dinghies designed to deliver the most fun I can squeeze out of a minimum of materials and construction work. In this case the main...

  • Robin Free Plans

    Robin Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Designed by Dana MunkeltEdited by Joe MillardDrawings by Andrew Walters "Robin" is a small skin-on-frame (SOF) pram design with a twist; a solid plywood floor. This worked out well in a prototype at only...

  • Hot Rat Free Plans

    Hot Rat Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE This design had an unlikely genesis - it began with an email from a US Army chaplain stationed 'somewhere' in northern Iraq asking for a simple, cheap Mouse-derived design he could build and race with his...

  • One Sheet Skiff Free Plans

    One Sheet Skiff Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE This is a design of my own planning. It came about after I had built a couple of the One Man Dinghies which although a great design they were slow to build and I have come to dislike working with...

  • OarMouse Free Plans

    OarMouse Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE I think this boat could be quite something – a fast 14ft one-man rower that comes out of two sheets of ply. Designed for flat water, you'll notice that in order to reduce the fuss at the waterline...

  • Light Dinghy Free Plans

    Light Dinghy Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE This is a small pram dinghy designed to be built by the same kind of method as my Light Trow - the lower chine and bottom are built using the age-old skiff method of bending sides around a central mould,...

  • Drifter 16 Free Plans

    Drifter 16 Free Plans

    To download these plans, click HERE The Drifter 16 is a larger version of the Drifter 14, and is designed for one or two people. It can be paddled or sailed with a simple rig using a windsurfing mast. It can be car topped, or carried on small trailer...

  • L'il Nip Free Plans

    L'il Nip Free Plans

    To download these plans, click HERE For the dimensions of a 10 foot version of this boat click HERE After living aboard our 40-foot Cross trimaran in San Diego for several years, my wife and I sold the boat and moved to the south coast of Massachusetts...

  • Gill 12 Tugboat Free Plans

    Gill 12 Tugboat Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Please note Mike Gill is an amateur small boat designer and like many of us, has no formal naval engineering background. But he has designed a cute little boat and has generously agreed to offer the plans...

  • Scow 244 Free Plans

    Scow 244 Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE 8 foot cruising sailboat for a lonely captain, and a little daysailer for youngsters. This is a scale down of my own Scow 450. 5 1/2 sheets of ACX ¼" - 6 mm plywood. I recommend using epoxy,...

  • Trifecta Plans PDF

    Trifecta Plans PDF

    Free Download - click HERE 3 SIMPLE MODULAR BOATS THAT CAN BE NESTEDAND EASILY STORED ON-BOARD SHIP,OR IN AN RV, SUV, TRUCK and GARAGE.Less than 5 feet long for transport. INTENDED AS BRING-ALONG ROW or PADDLE BOATS,FOR USE ON ALL INLAND...

  • Electric Schock Free Plans

    Electric Schock Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Craig O'Donnell sent me a collection of jpegs of an old skiff design drawn by Edwin Schock some time ago, which made me think that I should draw up a ply-and-epoxy version of the plans and make them...

  • Flying Mouse Free Plans

    Flying Mouse Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Flying Mouse is an exercise to develop just about the smallest, cheapest possible sailing boat I can conceive. As a result, it's not a boat to which you can safely trust your life in any sort of waves -...

  • Dogsbody Free Plans

    Dogsbody Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE This is my stab at drawing a general purpose boat of a kind that I see everywhere. In fact, I have the impression more small outboard boats are in use than any other kind - they're used for fishing,...

  • Free Kayak Plans

    Free Kayak Plans

    CLICK HERE to download plans   Free is my development for expedition kayak. Goal was a kayak which is easy and fast to build and good to paddle. This is actually fourth evolution and I really like how it performs.   The Free can be build...

  • Kayak Style Paddle Plans PDF

    Kayak Style Paddle Plans PDF

    Free Plans - click HERE to download The design goal for this paddle was to develop a low cost, easy to make, adaptable paddle for a kayak, canoe or any other small boat that requires manual propulsion. The end result is a double-paddle that...

  • Oar Plans - 9ft

    Oar Plans - 9ft

    Free Plans - click HERE I drew these oars up to suit the Goat Island Skiff, for a particular person. They are suitable for most boats with beam of 4'6" (1.37m) to 5' (1.52m) - email me if you are in doubt. As they were for a particular person I...