Open Sailboats to 14'

  • Janette Printed Plans

    Janette Printed Plans

    The original "Jane", designed in 1985 sold almost 100 sets of plans showing the strong popularity of the simple, inexpensive multi purpose boat of this size. "Jane's" seem to stay with their owners for a long time suggesting that their virtues outweigh...

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  • Kiwi Duck Plans PDF

    Kiwi Duck Plans PDF

    It was perhaps three or four years ago I noticed a mention on the news page of Duckworks Magazine of a boat called a "Puddle Duck Racer". My initial impression was that it was a ridiculous little box, designed for people who thought that they could not...

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  • Ladybug Plans

    Ladybug Plans

    Ladybug is a lot like Woobo which was one of my first designs. There was a Woobo near here for a while. I never got to sail it but was told it would really fly. (That boat was made of Lauan plywood from Home Depot which fell to pieces after rainwater...

  • Leif 7 Plans

    Leif 7 Plans

    The Leif 7' is a handy little tender. Many large-boat owners with moored or anchored-out vessels enjoy the Leif's spunky agility; whether its a jaunty trip around the marina or shoreline gunkholing, this little dingy will get you where you want to go...

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  • Light Melonseed Plans PDF

    Light Melonseed Plans PDF

    A seaworthy gunning skiff 13'6" x 4' {4.1m x 1.22m} 65 sq ft of sail area, utilizing a standing lug sail Maximum recommended capacity is 450lbs/205kg To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For Light Melonseed printed plans, click...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mayfly 12 Plans

    Mayfly 12 Plans

    Mayfly12 is a small general purpose row/sail skiff based on the lines of the traditional flat iron skiffs of 100 years ago. By that I mean she has a nearly vertical stem, flaring sides from the midsection to the stern, and a raking stern. And she has...

  • Mayfly 14 Plans

    Mayfly 14 Plans

    Mayfly14 is a straight forward flat bottomed plywood skiff for sailing and rowing. She's easy to build because her planks have no twists. That means that the chine log and wale bevels are constant for all practical purposes and can be presawn before...

  • Medway Doble 12'6" Plans

    Medway Doble 12'6" Plans

    The Medway Doble was drawn up for Mr. John Lidstone who, having already built one of our Highlander dayboats, wanted a lightweight, car toppable craft of double ended shape suitable for river and estuary rowing and sailing. She has plenty of room...

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  • 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...

  • Micro Sail Boat Plans PDF

    Micro Sail Boat Plans PDF

    The idea for The MICRO came from Craig Titmus, of Australia, who wanted a simple and fun portable sailboat design..It includes an ample beam and freeboard, small sail, gear storage, seating for one, and safety buoyancy. The unique hull shape was...

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  • Mixer Plans

    Mixer Plans

    Mixer is a stab at mixing some features of my prams with the features of the original Roar rowboat. The prototype Mixer was built to perfection by David Boston of Factoryville, Pa. That's him sailing on vacation in Maine.Mixer's beam is half way between...

  • Mixer2 Plans

    Mixer2 Plans

    Eventually I tweaked Mixer to have a "through the water" bow. It's the same change that Roar went through to become Roar2. I called the new boat Mixer2 and here are some lines of it.The rest of the boat is identical to Mixer although it appears that I...

  • Morbic 12 Printed Plans

    Morbic 12 Printed Plans

    A clinker dinghy for rowing or sailing For Morbic 12 Study Plans, click HERE Morbic 12 was designed to be: A dinghy, able to take 1 to 3 crew, with a performing balanced lug, as the International 12 feet which has been an Olympic class. A "sail and oar"...

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  • Moth 11 Plans

    Moth 11 Plans

    Length 3.35mDesigner: Paolo LodigianiChine hull, Stitch & Glue constructionBuilding Skills: Amateur The origins of the Moth class go as far back as 1930 and the basic idea - very similar to the Ten footer, was to allow with very small boats freedom...

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  • Naut 350 "Pico Cruiser" Plans PDF & Cutting Files

    Naut 350 "Pico Cruiser" Plans PDF & Cutting Files

    11.5 foot simple overnight cruiser sailboat for two, designed for protected or inland waters. With this plan I tried to go towards extreme minimalism, while remaining in the formula of the classic pocket cruiser. It's the smallest size that...

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  • Naut 350 Plans PDF

    Naut 350 Plans PDF

    A friend asked me to draw a contemporary fast sailing dinghy. The hull shape has been tested in a VPP program. 6 sheets of ACX 5 mm, 1/5 plywood. Simple stitch & tape epoxy building, with glass fiber on the hull, chines and all edges...

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  • Naut 395 Plans PDF

    Naut 395 Plans PDF

    Naut395 – Metric LOA 3.95 m – 13‘ Beam 1.68 m – 5.5‘ Sail Area 5.7 / 8 m² - 62 / 86 Sq.Ft A bigger Naut 350 for two. A fast planning hull with Imoca lines. 9 sheets of ACX 6 mm, 1/4 plywood. Simple stitch...

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  • OZ Goose Plans PDF

    OZ Goose Plans PDF

    To purchase printed plans for OZ Goose, click HERE fast - 12 knots is easy and top measured speed is 13.8 knots on a tideless lake excellent carrying capacity - it sails very well in very light winds with three adults aboard (or two adults and several...

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  • Oz Racer MkII Plans PDF

    Oz Racer MkII Plans PDF

    For printed plans, click HERE If you want a small cheap boat that is easy to build and sails really well with the most detailed plans then consider Michael Storer's OZ Racer. It is a boatbuilding course in a book covering a whole range of modern...

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  • Oz Racer RV Plans PDF

    Oz Racer RV Plans PDF

    For printed plans, click HERE Michael Storer's OzRacer RV doesn't replace the mk2 .. the OzRacer Mk2 is still the better performing of the two and will be enjoyed more by experienced sailors. The RV is a simpler RECREATIONALLY oriented boat with almost...

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  • Pacific Pelican Plans PDF

    Pacific Pelican Plans PDF

    If you prefer printed plans for Pacific Pelican, click HERE In lieu of study plans we have this Pelican Sailboat Article Compilation Much loved by those who have come to appreciate the logic behind the design The Pacific Pelican is a special creation,...

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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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  • Paulsboat Plans

    Paulsboat Plans

    I had a request from Paul Moffitt, of the famous sailing Moffitts, for a sailing canoe. Now, a "sailing canoe" can mean a lot of different things. But to me the sailing canoes that you read about from the late 1800's were what we both had in mind. I had...

  • Pepita Plans

    Pepita Plans

    Pepita was designed in 1979 by Joe Dobler, a small boat designer from Manhattan Beach, California to requirements from Justin Pipkorn. Justin built and used the first version for several years. Joe redesigned the boat to make the planking easier and...

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  • Petrel 13' Catboat Plans

    Petrel 13' Catboat Plans

    13’x 6’x 8‘‘(2’9’’ with board down). A miniature cat boat of traditional design given modern construction techniques. Using the stitch and tape method with pre-shaped ply hull panels weight, cost and building...

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  • Piccup Pram Plans

    Piccup Pram Plans

    Piccup Pram was the first boat of my design to get built, back in 1990, I think. I still have the prototype and use it regularly. I designed it to be the best sail/row boat I could put in the back of my short bed pick up truck. But I found it to be a...

  • Piccup Squared Plans

    Piccup Squared Plans

    Piccup Pram was my first design to get built. Here is a photo of Chris Feller's up Chicago way.She is shown with the original 55 square foot rig. I still have the boat. The sail rig has been experimented with many times but the hull is identical today as...

  • Rhum 11'6" Plans

    Rhum 11'6" Plans

    This is a very simple 11’6’’x5’ ‘V’ bottomed dinghy for general purpose use. Her ‘V’ bottom and 5’ beam gives her both stability and a good turn of speed under both oars and sails. She can be built as...

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  • S.C.A.M.P. Printed Plans

    S.C.A.M.P. Printed Plans

    S.C.A.M.P. (Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project) Original Designer: John Welsford Additional Development: Kees Prins Kit Adaptations: Turn Point Design Our own youthful dreams often featured small boats in starring roles. Aboard these simple, stalwart...

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  • Saturday Night Special Printed Plans

    Saturday Night Special Printed Plans

    If you prefer a digital download to the printed plans, click HERE I love the long expedition type events, The Texas 200, the Florida 120, the Everglades Challenge, all of which are challenging events which can be completed in boats that are not...

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  • Scow 450 Plans PDF

    Scow 450 Plans PDF

    15 foot simple cruising sailboat for four, designed for protected or inlands waters. I started this design in 2010, and it became my own “Norwegian Wood” - a Little yacht that I use mainly on the local lake. This one is a much larger boat...

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  • SEI Printed Plans

    SEI Printed Plans

    For a Study Plan Download, click HERE   I really like double ended boats, they have a grace and beauty that the blunt ended craft don't have, but I wanted one that would meet a particular set of needs.   I row. A lot, about 3 or 4 hours a week...

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  • Sentinel Challenger 13 Plans

    Sentinel Challenger 13 Plans

    An attractive and versatile dinghy of traditional styling, the Challenger 13 offers lots of fun for the whole family.Multi-purpose, she can be rowed, motored or sailed.Traditional lapstrake construction, but built with modern plywood and epoxy materials...

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  • Sherpa Printed Plans

    Sherpa Printed Plans

    For a Study Plan for Sherpa in PDF format, click HERE I had an enquiry from a liveaboard couple who needed to cover the two hundred yards or so from the town jetty to their forty footer, two "mature adults" who described themselves as a little under...

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  • Sinbad Nesting Dinghy Plans PDF

    Sinbad Nesting Dinghy Plans PDF

    A nesting dinghy for your yacht Plans for this dinghy consist of two A0 (44"x33")sheets and one A1 (33"x22") sheet and detailed building instructions. Principal dimensions:   L.O.A. 3.08 m (10' 1") Beam 1.43 m (4' 8") Sail area 5.20 m2 (56 sqft) ...

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  • Skat Plans

    Skat Plans

    Long time readers may recall this design as being in the prototypes section a while back. One was being built and nearly completed when the builder had to put it aside to work on some realities of life, something that happens to all of us from time to...

  • Slam Dink Plans

    Slam Dink Plans

    Slam Dink was presented earlier this year as a prototype design and was quickly built by the Moffitt gang in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Here Sean and Lauren contemplate boatbuilding on a picnic table:Slam is a pretty straight forward building job from two...

  • Stornoway 12 Plans

    Stornoway 12 Plans

    Second in what will become a classic range of craft is the Stornoway 12. She has 6 planks per side giving her a lovely round hull. The standard drawings give the plank shapes for stitch and epoxy construction but as with all our designs, we can...

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  • Stornoway 9 Plans

    Stornoway 9 Plans

    The Stornoway 9 is the first of a new class of dinghies which incorporate firm bilges and moderately full transoms needed to carry loads safely and to give good sailing qualities without dragging a large transom through the water. The plank shapes...

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  • Sunray 11' Plans

    Sunray 11' Plans

    The Sunray was designed for Brightwater Boats - she is built using the clinker ply method with the ply frames and girders set up together on a strongback. She has a foredeck and aft tank plus side benches. Note - the plans do give computer...

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  • Swifty 12 Plans

    Swifty 12 Plans

    The Swifty 12 is our most popular boat, very fine for sailing, also great for rowing and motoring. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze—while you fly, you're dry! It has plenty of room for three or four people,...

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  • Ten Footers: Zen, Polly, Junior, Scheggia Plans

    Ten Footers: Zen, Polly, Junior, Scheggia Plans

    Four stitch and glue day sailers Let us now consider these four Ten-footers which have a common (stitch and glue) method of construction and a chine hull. It is perhaps necessary to explain why there are four projects on this theme. Firstly, the...

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  • Thalas 13 Plans

    Thalas 13 Plans

    The THALAS 13' project was inspired by Whitehall, the most classical and elegant American row boat of the XIX century, but obviously, it is a very different boat both for hull lines - which have been modified to facilitate construction - and for its...

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  • 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...

  • Today 11 Plans

    Today 11 Plans

    This useful dinghy was commissioned from us by the magazine SAILING TODAY and features as a series of articles on her construction in the Feb, March and April 1999 issues. the magazine wanted a simple but attractive plywood craft to be built using...

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  • Truant Printed Plans

    Truant Printed Plans

    Click HERE for Truant study plans. It took 36 hours to travel from home in Rotorua to the tiny coastal town of Brooklin, Maine (USA) where WoodenBoat magazine has its amazing office. I don't sleep at all well on an aircraft and so was not in good...

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  • Tween Plans

    Tween Plans

    Tween is another one of those "in between" boats. it has a flat bottom for the most part like my Moby Dink, but that bottom twists into a V bottom entry like that of my WeeVee dink. The original Moby Dink, which can be built without thinking, is fairly...

  • Twixt Plans

    Twixt Plans

    After using Piccup Squared for a few years, I redid the bow into a warped V entry and called it Twixt. The bow bottom is slit on centerline and twisted on each side about 30 degrees. It's a common shape among aluminum johnboats and William Jackson did a...