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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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  • 12 Ft Aluminum Skiff

    12 Ft Aluminum Skiff

    Note: These are very basic plans consisting of drawings with dimensions and a photo series showing construction steps but no other building manual is included. My brother designed this Boat using ideas from the many boats being used around. He...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 12-16' 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 15' Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    15' Outboard Motor Canoe Plans

    This 15’ (4.58m) design is an extended version of our 12’6” Outboard Motor Canoe and uses the same basic hull shape with it’s narrow flat bottom panel with 3 further panels added each side to form an attractive but stable and easily built shape...

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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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  • 15'1" Port Pegasus Plans

    15'1" Port Pegasus Plans

    The Port Pegasus is a clinker boat which may be used as a pure rowing boat or fitted with a small diesel (ie Farymann 7.5) as a small motor launch with classic appearance.   As a general purpose launch, she could be fitted out in a variety of...

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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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  • 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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  • 16' Cape Cod Semi Dory Plans

    16' Cape Cod Semi Dory Plans

    The Cape Cod is a motor dory based upon the Swampscott model with it's flat but rockered bottom panel and 4 planks per side. Unlike the sailing Swampscott, the bottom is kept fairly wide aft so that she can take a reasonable size of outboard (up to 35...

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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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  • 16' Leland Lake Plans PDF

    16' Leland Lake Plans PDF

      This is the second of my series of hull designs intended for those with experience building boats; so the build plan set will have a limited amount of drawings. Any interior details can be seen in the free study plans of any of my other 16ft...

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  • 18' Henley Slipper Launch Plans

    18' Henley Slipper Launch Plans

    The plans for the 16' Henley Slipper Launch include the hull panel shapes for a single chine "V" bottomed version and we were simply asked to take this model and stretch it to 18' - however, instead of just developing the hull panels, we have completed a...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 21' Ijssel Launch Plans

    21' Ijssel Launch Plans

    This launch has been designed for diesel propulsion (10-15 hp) but she can also take steam or electric propulsion. The layout drawn for her is a simple open thro' plan with no obstructing bulkheads but she could be fitted out in a variety of ways - a...

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  • 21' Taranto Runabout Plans

    21' Taranto Runabout Plans

    We have often been asked about the design of a more rakish runabout - built in much the same way as the Redshrike (a ply inner skin over frames covered with Mahogany veneer) but with more modern lines - and at last we have been asked to design one...

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  • 24' Deadrise Launch Plans PDF

    24' Deadrise Launch Plans PDF

    These plans are instant download - you will need to print the 22" x 34" sheets.. For printed plans, click HERE. A versatile half-canopy launch, offering many internal layout options. She is especially suited for employment as a personnel launch or...

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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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  • 24' Strip Planked Motor Yacht Plans

    24' Strip Planked Motor Yacht Plans

    This was a commission just for the computer generated and faired mould shapes and building jig details for a 24' x 8'6" motor yacht of traditional appearance. The concept is to have a forward cabin with 2 berths plus wc and galley and either a short...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ace (templates* only)

    Ace (templates* only)

    *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, alternatively, you may know a local architect, or engineer who could print the templates for you...

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  • AF4 Casa Plans

    AF4 Casa Plans

    This was supposed to be a cut down AF4, without cabin, but with a large open cockpit for sightseeing, and maybe a canopy over all of those seats. Chuck Leinweber called it a "picnic boat" which is a pretty good idea. It is the same...

  • Alansboat Plans

    Alansboat Plans

    Alansboat was designed for a fellow who wanted to go fishing in the shallows. He had seen boats for fishing the wide flats and wanted something similar. He suggested an enlarged version of the 12' Twang and that is where we started. Alansboat is 15...

  • Aludink Aluminum Dinghy Plans PDF

    Aludink Aluminum Dinghy Plans PDF

    An Aluminum Motor/Sail Dinghy Plans for this dinghy consist of two A0 (44"x33")sheets and one A1 (33"x22") sheet and detailed building instructions. Visit the Wavedancer website Principal dimensions: L.O.A. 3.44 m (11' 3"), Beam 1.42 m (4'...

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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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  • Badger Plans PDF

    Badger Plans PDF

    "BADGER" - Outboard modified dory, wood. 15' 1" LOA, 4' 3" beam. 275 Ibs. Plans include original article from Sports Afield Boatbuilding Annual, lines, offsets, profile, construction drawings, and suggested bill of materials. No small vessel can top the...

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  • Brucesboat Plans

    Brucesboat Plans

    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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • Fishing 20 Workboat Plans

    Fishing 20 Workboat Plans

    A Hardy metal workhorse - steel or aluminum Hardy metal workhorse ~ Harbour tender ~ Yacht club ferry ~ Diveboat ~ Inshore fishing boat ~ Spaceframe construction method suited to production runs ~ Aluminum or steel ~ Optional full size patterns for...

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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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  • Flint Plans PDF

    Flint Plans PDF

    14ft 9-3/4in x 4ft 3-1/4in x 6inFlint was designed to meet the requirements of an experienced boatman who lived on an island several miles from the mainland. The boat had to row in a spirited fashion, and be able to cover long distances under the urge of...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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