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  • Indian Creek Motor Canoe PDF

    Indian Creek Motor Canoe PDF

    For printed plans click HERE This boat rows great, btw, and you should include her as a rowboat, as well. She's our go-to boat for family excursions these days, as even the smallest of electric trolling motors pushes her around easily. Much easier than...

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  • Fleet Plans PDF

    Fleet Plans PDF

    Fleet was designed in response to numerous enquiries I had received about a boat similar to Flint, but which would be suitable for motors of higher power and planing performance. The resulting boat is of similar appearance...

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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...

  • 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...

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  • 16' Egret Runabout Plans

    16' Egret Runabout Plans

    The Egret is a slightly simplified form of the Classic runabout - she has a plywood hull which can be overlaid with Mahogany veneer and teak decking to give a classic look. She has tumblehome aft and a 'V' bottomed hull with a single chine built over a...

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  • 15' Lobster Boat Plans

    15' Lobster Boat Plans

    This motorboat is based on a typical Maine Lobster boat and has been designed for strip plank construction (although she could be built using clinker/ply techniques using the same moulds). The hull has a high freeboard with flat planing sections aft and...

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  • 24' Orwell Commuter Launch Plans

    24' Orwell Commuter Launch Plans

    A slightly modern 'take' on a classic type of launch - many built in the mid 20th Century were much larger so this is a mini version. Half the launch is outside seating in an open cockpit and half is simple accommodation in the form of a couple of...

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  • Explorer 3 Plans PDF

    Explorer 3 Plans PDF

    Click images for larger views- The plans for the EXPLORER 3 came as a result of repeated reader interest and inquiry for a more robust design. It includes an ample beam, great freeboard, generous volume, seating for two +, and safety buoyancy...

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  • Kalostyn Plans

    Kalostyn Plans

    Click HERE for Free Study Plans Download Full size templates for this boat are available HERE Kalostyn was designed as the subject matter of a book that I had planned to write called, 'How to design a boat using SketchUp 3D software'. I created a...

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  • Power 1 Plans

    Power 1 Plans

    16’x5’6’’ ply motor launch of ultra simple construction using pre-shaped ply hull panels, frames and transom. The chine joints are completed with epoxy resin fillets and tape making construction quick. A weekend’s work will see the hull panels...

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  • 8' Skiffle Junior Motor Boat Plans

    8' Skiffle Junior Motor Boat Plans

    The 8' Skiffle is a simple motor boat designed for children to use although she can accommodate a small adult. The hull uses a flat bottom panel with single bilge and side panels and uses simple stitch & tape methods in her construction. She can take...

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  • Shore Bird Plans PDF

    Shore Bird Plans PDF

    "SHORE BIRD" - 14' Flat-bottom outboard skiff, wood. Here's a little "Grain Belt Yacht", in the words of the designer, for those lazy fishing days with a beer, out for sunnies or perch. As easy to build as bailing a hook, she features a built-in live...

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  • 1 Sheet Plywood Skiff Plans PDF

    1 Sheet Plywood Skiff Plans PDF

    The design of the SKIFF is a natural extension of my 1 Sheet Hull Plans. It is actually derived from the Coroplast skiff design of similar appearance, with the extended bow shape.To have strength and yet be lightweight, the plans use some non-traditional...

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  • Whistler Plans PDF

    Whistler Plans PDF

    "WHISTLER" - A little 15' 9" runabout, light enough to go on a trailer with ease. Beam is 5' 6", draft is 15'/2" under the propeller tip. Simple-to-build strip construction makes her fast and inexpensive. Speeds to 22 knots with the Brennan Imp or...

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  • 15' 3" OAHE Plans PDF

    15' 3" OAHE Plans PDF

    Specifications LOA: 15ft 3" Beam: 70" Transom Width: 66" Transom Height: keel to motor mount 20" Weight: (+/-) 50lbs 500lbs Maximum Outboard: (LS) 35hp Maximum Capacity: 850lbs Maximum Persons: 3@200lb/each   This hull design is...

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  • The Wedge Plans PDF

    The Wedge Plans PDF

    There is now a sail supplement available for this boat HERE I have another design completed and tested for you. It's called The WEDGE, and it obviously gets it's name from it's shape. This is a two occupant boat, with good freeboard and stand-up...

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  • 20'/22' Kennet Slipper Launch Plans

    20'/22' Kennet Slipper Launch Plans

    The Kennet can be built either as a 20' or a 22' slipper launch details and panel shapes are given on the plans for both versions. She has a "V" bottom forward which flattens out as it runs aft giving an easily driven hull shape which has plenty of grip...

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  • 30' Ijssel Launch Plans

    30' Ijssel Launch Plans

    An American client wanted to produce a replica of the African Queen and saw our Ijssel launch as offering a craft of similar style - so we increased her length to 30' and beam to 8' (later we were asked to increase the beam still further to 10' and this...

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  • Water Scooter Plans PDF

    Water Scooter Plans PDF

    Specifications:Assembled: OAL = 8' OAW = 36" OAH = 16" Nested: OAL = 48" OAW = 36" OAH = 24"Total Weight about 50 PoundsCapacity = 250 pounds max. (Including motor & battery)Maximum motor size = 2-1/2 HPHull Speed = 4 mphAbove: sample pages...

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  • 16' Bourne Runabout Plans

    16' Bourne Runabout Plans

    The 16' Bourne runabout is partly based on the Egret but with a forward raking transom and a fair amount of tumblehome in the aft quarters. She uses the same ply skin over a slotted together ply framework but the tumblehome area is planked using diagonal...

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  • 12-16' Strip Planked Motor Canoe Plans

    12-16' Strip Planked Motor Canoe Plans

    This is a strip planked version of our plywood motor canoes—because she is strip planked over computer generated moulds, the spacing between the moulds can be altered to give any length between 12’ and 16’. Apart from using an outboard motor...

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  • Brucesboat Plans PDF

    Brucesboat Plans PDF

    Bruce was looking for a large powered canoe but couldn't find one for sale. He said they still make them by hand in Maine but he was in California and you couldn't expect to buy one anyway unless you showed up with money in hand on the day the builder...

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  • 18' Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    18' Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    I was asked to take the 15’ (4.58m) Outboard Motor Canoe design extend it to 18' and also add 2" (50mm) to the hull depth. This new design uses the same basic hull shape with it’s narrow flat bottom panel with 3 further panels added each side to form...

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  • Motor Canoe Plans PDF

    Motor Canoe Plans PDF

    Note: These plans consist of a booklet of 35 pages of text, drawings and photos on 8.5" x 11" pages. The printed version is black and white. The PDF file for instant download has color photographs. To save $5 and postage costs choose the download option...

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  • 25' Windsor Slipper Launch Plans

    25' Windsor Slipper Launch Plans

    For the Windsor slipper launch we have used the ply over frame method of construction using a modern framework of ply bulkheads and frames partly linked by fore and aft ply girders all set up to make sure that the builder starts with an accurate base...

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  • Aqua Sport Cruiser Plans PDF

    Aqua Sport Cruiser Plans PDF

    The AQUA SPORT CRUISER was specifically designed for 2 purposes. First, when nested, it had to fit in the trunk of most cars, and second, it had to be capable of accepting a smal outboard motor for power, anything under 2.5hp. It also had to be...

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  • Dani Jay Plans

    Dani Jay Plans

    Dani Jay is the chosen name of the project I called Bobsboat in last year's essays. The idea behind it was to have an easily driven seaworthy launch that would take a bunch of adults around in a laid back style. It was not to be a planing boat so big...

  • 24'6" Snipe Runabout Plans

    24'6" Snipe Runabout Plans

    This was an interesting way to start a design. The client had a couple of Super Snipe engines kicking about and he wanted to sell them. What better way to do it and to get the greatest return for his money than to package them. The package that we chose...

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  • Toter2 Plans PDF

    Toter2 Plans PDF

      Click HERE for free Sponson Plans - Click HERE to learn more TOTER-2 Specifications: Length: 99 inches Max Width: 36 inches Width at chine: 28 inches Height: 13 inches Weight: 65 pounds Max load = 400 pounds Draft: 3" - paddle 4" -...

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  • Zipper Plans

    Zipper Plans

    Free Zipper study plans HERE Full size templates for this boat are available HERE *Full size templates are in .pdf format. They need to be printed on a plan printing machine. Most cities have plan printing shops that can do this for you,...

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  • Silver 55 Plans

    Silver 55 Plans

    The classical hull shape of the old wooden runabouts of the 70's go perfectly well with the use of marine plywood and this allows the SILVER to be constructed with a similar method to the stitch and glue one. The SILVER boats are not "instant boats" and...

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  • 15' Rascal Motor Dory/Skiff Plans

    15' Rascal Motor Dory/Skiff Plans

    This is a simple and very easily built motor dory for use with outboards up to around 50 hp in size. She can either be made by wrapping the pre-shaped sides around the frames, fastening on an external chine stringer and then putting the bottom ply on...

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  • Jonsboat Plans Instant Download

    Jonsboat Plans Instant Download

    Jonsboat is just a jonboat. But where I live that says a lot because most of the boats around here are jonboats and for a good reason. These things will float on dew if the motor is up. This one shows 640 pounds displacement with only 3" of draft. That...

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  • 15' 3" Reservoir Plans PDF

    15' 3" Reservoir Plans PDF

    This hull design will be the first of a series of power boats aimed at fishermen who want a bigger hull than the one's I've produced before. I also call them something without “lake” in the name. Most people are out boating and fishing on man...

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  • Easy One Plans PDF

    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...

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  • Volare Plans (console version)

    Volare Plans (console version)

    Free Study Plans HERE Volare Console Version Volare comes in three versions. This is the console version, the tiller steered utility version is available as a separate set of plans. There is also a stepped version. They're all 15'4" long, 5' wide. They...

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  • Clarence River Dory Printed Plans

    Clarence River Dory Printed Plans

    This one began when Boatbuilder Barry Wicks came across a Guy called Mike Maskill, a banjo player residing near Brisbane somewhere. Mike had recognised the dire straights that the East Timorese coastal villagers were in after the Indonesian supported...

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  • 18' Red Shrike Runabout Plans

    18' Red Shrike Runabout Plans

    Designed along the lines of a traditional 1930's runabout with rounded tumblehome to the topsides at the transom, the drawings detail her for construction using computer generated frames/bulkheads, transom and stem. Ribbands are then slotted into the...

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  • Trover Printed Plans

    Trover Printed Plans

    I had been asked by an aid organization to design the simplest possible inshore and estuary fishing boat for the people of East Timor, the villagers were dependent upon their boats for their survival, they fish from them, use them as the village truck,...

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  • Mighty Mini Plans PDF

    Mighty Mini Plans PDF

    The request for The Mighty Mini came from my readers, for a small almost single sheet boat of skiff design. It includes an ample beam, and freeboard, generous internal volume, single seating, and safety buoyancy. It is sturdy, easy to build,...

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  • 15'4" Fly Fishing  Coble Plans

    15'4" Fly Fishing Coble Plans

    This design has been based upon our Northumbrian Coble designs - the client wanted a very stable seaworthy design mainly for outboard power but which could also be rowed and take a sail plan. Basic construction is for stitch and tape but the moulds/jig...

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  • V14 Runabout Plans

    V14 Runabout Plans

    Click HERE for free study plan download Full size templates for this boat are available HERESpecifications Length - 13' 10" Beam - 4' 10"Bare Hull Weight - (approx) 250 lbsPower Requirement: 10 to 30 hp, short shaft outboard 'V14' is an (almost)...

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  • 12' Taw Plans

    12' Taw Plans

    The 12'Taw is a simple 'V' bottomed plywood runabout for two people. Construction starts with the plywood frames/bulkheads being slotted onto a plywood central girder and the transom fitted. Bottom stringers are added to stiffen the bottom area...

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  • Venezia 525 Plans PDF

    Venezia 525 Plans PDF

    A classical motor launch based on a simple plywood epoxy semi-dory hull. Rear self-draining cockpit, a central siting place with protecting coamings, and a forward locker with a hatch. The shape of the bottom is given by a central backbone where the...

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  • Composite Cruiser Plans PDF

    Composite Cruiser Plans PDF

    FEATURES:Ultra Lightweight (less than 30 pounds)Seats 1 (or 2 with additional center module)Unsinkable with air-cell constructionPaddle, Row or Trolling Motor poweredFits in most vehicles for transportCoroPlast hull material requires little or no...

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  • 12'6" Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    12'6" Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    This canoe is an adaptation of our Waterman 16 Mk2 open canoe requested by a client who wanted a lightweight craft which he could easily car top and which would safely take a small outboard motor to use for fishing and camping. Her beam has been widened...

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  • 12' Leland Lake Plans

    12' Leland Lake Plans

    After designing and building the 8ft Nuthatch Pram, I thought that I would modify the design to a standard "V" bowed hull to see what it would look like. I was surprised to see that the hull design could be modified this way, and the first model...

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  • Mia Plans

    Mia Plans

    Free Study Plans Download - HERE Full size templates for this boat are available HERE *Full size templates are in .pdf format. They need to be printed on a plan printing machine. Most cities have plan printing shops that can do this for you,...

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  • 8' Runabout Plans PDF

    8' Runabout Plans PDF

    The approval for Runabout came from my readers, for a small portable motor boat of traditional hull design. It includes an ample beam, good freeboard, generous internal volume, multi-seating, and safety buoyancy. It is sturdy, easy to build, portable and...

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