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  • Normsboat Plans PDF

    Normsboat Plans PDF

    CABIN SAILBOAT, 18' X 5-1/2", 600 POUNDS EMPTY Normsboat was designed for Norm Wolf of Washington D.C. to join a group of trailer traveling shallow water sailors. He wanted the ability to motor and self rescue in a knockdown. Simplicity of...
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  • Hapscut Plans PDF

    Hapscut Plans PDF

    SAILING PRAM, 18' X 6.5', 450 POUNDS EMPTY Hapscut, Sailboat, 18' X 6.5', 450 POUNDS EMPTY In 2010 I was lucky enough to sail the TX200 with Chuck Leinweber in his Caprice. Chuck had me design Laguna just for this event and the Laguna fleet did quite...
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  • Cormorant Plans PDF

    Cormorant Plans PDF

    CORMORANT, CABIN SAILBOAT, 32' X 8', 2500 POUNDS EMPTY Cormorant is the largest boat I've ever designed. I always warn folks to think twice and three times before building a big boat because you can buy a good used glass boat for less, maybe a lot less...
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  • Caroline Plans PDF

    Caroline Plans PDF

    SAILBOAT, 18' X 6', 750 POUNDS EMPTY Caroline started as a blend of Philsboat and Frolic2. The idea was for a little more cabin room than Philsboat and hopefully with the same seakeeping ability that Frolic2 has demonstrated. I made it a...
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  • Swaggie Study Plans PDF

    Swaggie Study Plans PDF

    For Full Printed Plans for Swaggie, click HERE For Full Swaggie Plans in the form of a Digital Download, click HERE Swaggie: (Australian slang) A tramp, or itinerant who carries his bedroll, or "Swag" upon his back. My client loves small craft and has...
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  • Fafnir Printed Plans

    Fafnir Printed Plans

    For Fafnir Study Plan download, click HERE. For Fafnir Plans Digital Download, click HERE Fafnir came about in part because of a customers want for a very small blue water capable yacht in which to attempt a non-stop circumnavigation.  He was...
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  • AWOL Study Plans PDF

    AWOL Study Plans PDF

    For AWOL Printed Plans, click HERE For AWOL Plans digital download, click HERE David Perillo was one of my most enthusiastic Navigator owners, he'd bought a second hand one after having to sell a much bigger boat and after sailing it on Aucklands...
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  • 6 Meter Whaler Printed Plans

    6 Meter Whaler Printed Plans

    For 6 Meter Whaler Study Plans, click HERE For 6 Meter Whaler Digital Plans Click HERE ---- I had been talking to a customer at Boat Books where I worked about the problems of the world and what we could do to set things right, all the usual gripes about...
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  • AF3 Plans PDF

    AF3 Plans PDF

    AF3 plans come with two sailplans: the original sharpie spritsail (as seen in the photo below) and a balanced lugsail option. AF3, CUDDY SHARPIE, 16' X 5', 250 POUNDS EMPTY The AF3 (the original design study was called "Alison's Fiddle") prototype was...
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  • Scow 320 Plans PDF

    Scow 320 Plans PDF

    10-1/2 feet simple cruiser sailboat for one to three, design for protected or inlands waters. My brother "Samy" wanted to build a small river sailing boat. He likes the simplicity of an open boat but he also wants to sleep on board in a shelter.  So...
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  • 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...
  • Mark V39

    Mark V39

      An outboard powered Sharpie Houseboat, or River Cruiser Designed by Mark Van Abbema "Leah Gent" The first boat I built was "Whippoorwill", a Wharram Tiki 26 catamaran. I launched it in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1989, and took it down the...
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  • Mark V28 Printed Plans

    Mark V28 Printed Plans

    A trailerable, outboard powered houseboat.Designed by Mark Van Abbema Specifications: Length - 28'Beam - 7' 6"Weight Loaded - 4000 lbs.Weight Empty - 3000 lbs. I built the original Mark V 39 six years ago, and I have sold over sixty sets of plans for...
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  • Mark V20

    Mark V20

    Designed by Mark Van Abbema My Dad wanted a trailerable boat for short cruises, and for traveling across the country exploring different waterways. He didn't want it to be any longer than 20 feet, because that would be the largest size he could fit...
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  • Paper Jet 14 Plans

    Paper Jet 14 Plans

    This design won an Outstanding Innovation Award at the Wooden Boat Show 2007. Click for Professional Boatbuilder article (PDf) Plywood Stitch & Glue Sailing Skiff Paper Jet rigs - Turbo, Standard and Lite   Our newest dinghy design,...
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  • Didi Mini Mk3 Plans

    Didi Mini Mk3 Plans

    These views show the hull and cabin changes clearly. Low budget performer ~ Economy of plywood ~ Modern radius chine hull with topside chine ~ Stitch & glue cabintop & topside chine ~ Developed from Didi Mini concept ~ Round bilge from sheet...
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  • Argie 10 Plans

    Argie 10 Plans

    Argie 10 LOA - 3.1 m - 10' 2" Beam - 1.35 m - 4' 5" Sail Area - 5.25 sqm - 56.5 sf Hull Wt. - 29 kg - 64 lbs Oar Length - 2 m - 6' 6" Multi-purpose, can be rowed, motored or sailed and is light enough for one person to lift on and off the...
    $45.00 - $90.00
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  • Disko Bay Plans PDF

    Disko Bay Plans PDF

    Disko Bay:16'6" x 21.5" {5.03m x 54.6cm} To my mind, the 1931 Disko Bay is one of the classic West Greenland style qajaqs, and it has been reproduced in large numbers by builders looking for an authentic and great handling boat. For printed plans for the...
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  • Chuckanut 10 & 12s PDF

    Chuckanut 10 & 12s PDF

    For printed plans for the Chuckanut 10 & 12S, click HERE The Chuckanut 10, 12 and 12s are "recreational" style kayaks, designed to be stable and comfortable, yet still maneuverable, fast and fun! No special skill or equipment is needed to build or...
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  • New ECO 55 Sail Plans

    New ECO 55 Sail Plans

    The New ECO 55 is a modification of the Original ECO 55. When you buy the new plans you receive the complete set of the original plans plus the details for the new gunter rig and new leeboards/luffboards.The first ECOnomy cruiser was designed 2003...
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  • Trixie Plans

    Trixie Plans

    Free Study Plans Download - Click HERE 'Trixie' began as an idea for a small and simple to build plywood tender, able to get out to a mooring with two or three on board, that was very light, incorporated wheels to enable transport to the slipway, was...
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  • Giormax Plans

    Giormax Plans

    Lenght 3.00mDesigner: Paolo LodigianiChine hull, Stitch & Glue constructionBuilding Skills: amateurDiecipiedi Class Even if it does not show, the GIORMAX is a classical boat, in the sense that it is a reelaboration of a project of the...
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  • Sweet Pea Printed Plans

    Sweet Pea Printed Plans

    To download a study plan for Sweet Pea, click HERE For a full Sweet Pea Plan Digital Download, click HERE Sweet Pea was designed to produce a racer for a club I based on a very large estuary. With a mostly mature membership and close to 200 miles of...
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  • Goose Explorer Full Plans PDF

    Goose Explorer Full Plans PDF

    a Newer version of the discontinued Ooze Goose. The full plans contain both the OZ Goose plans and the Explorer Supplement - both are needed to build this boat. If you already have the plans for OZ Goose, you can build the Explorer by also purchasing the...
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  • 23'5" East Cornish Lugger Plans

    23'5" East Cornish Lugger Plans

    This craft takes it's heritage from quite a number of traditional fishing craft used around the South West and French coasts for pilchard and mackerel driving. These boats had quite a number of subtle variations on the lug rig and in this case we have...
    $27.00 - $135.00
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  • Thames 19' Rowing Skiff Plans

    Thames 19' Rowing Skiff Plans

    The Thames 19 is a stretched version of our 17’ Thames Skiff and has the same sweet wineglass shaped transom. She has the same beam as the 12; and 17’ versions and can be fitted out either to have a single or double rowing position. Construction...
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  • Simplicity 24 Plans

    Simplicity 24 Plans

    This is really a combination of our Simplicity and Swan ranges of traditional cruising yachts for a client who wants an easily handled and safe cruising boat for his young family to sail on the South Coast. We have compromised between the two ranges and...
    $41.00 - $574.00
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  • 26' Saltee Island Plans

    26' Saltee Island Plans

    This is a rugged steel workboat/fishing boat for coastal and offshore use. She has a large cockpit and enclosed wheelhouse with space below for a simple wc and/or galley. The steel hull panel shapes are given so that the hull can be...
    $34.00 - $385.00
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  • 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...
  • 16' Cambridge Punt Plans

    16' Cambridge Punt Plans

    We were asked by the Ibis Boatworks to develop a traditional punt for lake use which would have a length that would come out of 2 sheets of plywood - so we used the 20’ Cambridge Punt (page DA13) as a basis - the result is a pretty punt with a length...
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  • Clark Fork Drifter Plans PDF

    Clark Fork Drifter Plans PDF

    For printed plans, click HERE a stable lightweight boat that can be fitted out for whitewater Designed as a stable lightweight boat that can be fitted out for whitewater or casual fishing, this Clark Fork Drifter is a downsized and much simplified...
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  • 27' Marlow Electric/Steam Launch

    27' Marlow Electric/Steam Launch

    We used the Edwardian 26 as a basis for this launch. We were asked to change the stern shape to a rather handsome counter and add more beam, but not too much, just enough to give her a more comfortable interior without taking away from her sleek lines...
    $41.00 - $473.00
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  • 17'3" Kon Bot Puck Plans

    17'3" Kon Bot Puck Plans

    Not much has been written in the West about the traditional working craft of the East European countries but they had some fine craft and this is just one example of them. The KON was one of the smaller types of boat working on the Baltic around the Bay...
    $27.00 - $162.00
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  • 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...
  • 17' Prospector Open Canoe

    17' Prospector Open Canoe

    We developed the hull panel shapes for a stretched version of the Fisher Prospector some time ago and now we have completed the set of drawings. She has the same 5 planks per side, generous rocker to the bottom and tumblehome in her topsides that the...
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  • Tolman Alaskan Skiffs Plans

    Tolman Alaskan Skiffs Plans

    Renn Tolman spent 18 years developing the Tolman Skiff to answer the demands of commercial and sport fishermen in the rugged waters off Alaska. Eventually, he put everything he learned in this book. This is all you need to build one of these wonderful...
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  • 15'6" Beaver Canoe/Skiff Plans

    15'6" Beaver Canoe/Skiff Plans

    The BEAVER is an ultra modern open canoe skiff using the latest methods of construction to make building time as short as possible. She has the same shape at both ends and each half of the boat is made in one piece of ply with simple darts cut into it...
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  • Oppikat Plans (Children's Catamaran)

    Oppikat Plans (Children's Catamaran)

    A boat for the little people~ Modern concept~ Easy launch and retrieval~ Car-toppable~ Trainer for the big cat~ Great "my own boat" for the kids~ Now also detailed for wood constructionShe is a small and manageable boat for children to sail either one or...
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  • Lynx 14 Plans

    Lynx 14 Plans

    The Lynx 14 is a very modern pocket cruising boat designed to give comfortable over night sleeping accommodation in a short boat length. She has been designed for a client who intends to use her for some serious coastal cruising both here and abroad and...
    $34.00 - $203.00
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  • Drake 11' Sharpie Plans

    Drake 11' Sharpie Plans

    The DRAKE series of ply sharpies are based upon very simple construction methods. Pre-shaped side panels are bent round frames and transom. An external chine stringer is then added followed by the bottom panel. The plans show basic construction and rig...
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  • Lynx 16 Plans

    Lynx 16 Plans

    The LYNX 16 has been designed to meet the needs of the sailer who requires a modern small trailable boat. To retain the maximum possible internal living space she has twin bilgeboards which are mounted in cases below the bunks leaving the sole space...
    $34.00 - $236.00
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  • Driade 444 Plans

    Driade 444 Plans

    Lenght 4.44mDesigner: Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo CostaChine hull, Stitch&Glue construction - or - Round hull, Strip-PlankingconstructionBuilding Skills: amateurThe DRIADE cannot be truly considered a real canoe, but rather as a rowing boat, ideal for...
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  • 12' Sand Martin Simple Runabout Plans

    12' Sand Martin Simple Runabout Plans

    Using between 5 and 6 sheets of 6mm ply the Sand Martin uses simple stitch and tape technology in her construction. She can be fitted out in a number of different ways but the standard arrangement shows two thwarts with side benches aft and a foredeck...
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  • Silver 45 Plans

    Silver 45 Plans

    It would be easy to define the SILVER 45 and SILVER 55 as "Riva of the poor people" as we had ironically called them when they were presented in the pages of our newsletter. Obviously there is no intent of comparison with the famous runabouts (real...
    $16.00 - $125.00
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  • Goshawk 14 Plans

    Goshawk 14 Plans

    The 14’ Goshawk has emerged in the same way that the 16’ Goshawk did—by someone asking for a wider and deeper Skylark. What the client wanted was a small boat which was more than the normal dinghy type which tends to have a mid hull depth around...
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  • 12'3" Plover Plans

    12'3" Plover Plans

    Swampscotts as a breed usually have a narrow 'tombstone' transom making them more or less double ended (semi Swampscott dorys have a wider transom) - when they end up with a true 'sharp' aft end, they become 'surf' dorys She can be constructed in stitch...
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  • Calm Harbor 12 Strip Planked Daysailer Plans

    Calm Harbor 12 Strip Planked Daysailer Plans

    Based on our Safe Harbour design which was based on the Dark Harbor 12 designed by B.B. Crowninshield in the early part of the 20th Century, this design has been made beamier so that she can carry less ballast and use a steel centreplate.   She...
    $34.00 - $338.00
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  • Ebihen 18

    Ebihen 18

    Seaworthy and trailer-able traditional cutter, 5.5 m long For Ebihen 18 Study Plans, click  HERE Hull length / waterline 5.50 / 4.94 m   Sail area 25 m²   Breadth / waterline 2.10 / 1.90 m   Outboard motor 8...
    $370.00 - $528.00
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  • 17'6" Kingfisher Garvie Plans

    17'6" Kingfisher Garvie Plans

    Following the traditional North American theme is this unusual craft. She is of simple 3/8’’ ply hard chine, flat bottom construction over stout pine frames, with a simple unstayed sprit rig. The original craft were used for fishing and cargo...
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  • Goldfish Plans PDF

    Goldfish Plans PDF

    "Goldfish" is the slightly smaller version of our "Happy Hour" fishing kayak. Splicing of plywood sheets is not required as is the case with "Happy Hour". All parts of the boat fit within the length of a standard sheet of 1/4" (6mm)...
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