Gavin Atkin

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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,...