Small Rowboats

  • "Fritz" a Tender

    "Fritz" a Tender

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Here is an easy to built small dinghy. 2 m (almost 8 feed) long with a weight of 18 kg ( 60lbs light). The boat served us well on our 11 year journey on our PELICAN catamaran. I could row it till wind...

  • 10'6" Northumbrian Coble Plans

    10'6" Northumbrian Coble Plans

    The concept of the Northumbrian 10'6" came from the need to have a sturdy and very seaworthy small working dinghy which could be rowed, sailed and motored easily and which would weigh no more than 70 lbs or so. She also had to have a striking appearance...

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  • 11'6" Eider Duck Punt Plans

    11'6" Eider Duck Punt Plans

    The Eider is a simple plywood duck punt suitable for river and canal rowing and some quiet fishing. We have given her a small transom stern to allow more stowage space and so that she could take a small petrol or electric outboard if required. She is...

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  • 12' Granville Bay Plans PDF

    12' Granville Bay Plans PDF

    This hull was named after my best friend of 38 years. I had been working on the 12ft Padilla Bay skiff, and showed Nick the finished model. He liked the hull, but was more partial to the rounder bottoms of my boats like the Laura Bay and PUD-g designs. I...

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  • 12' O&P Pod Plans PDF

    12' O&P Pod Plans PDF

    O&P Pod Specifications: Length: 12ftBeam: 56"Weight: 110 lbsMax Outboard: 2 hpMaximum Load: 625 lbs I have wanted to design a peapod hull for a long time, and have started and stopped working on the project several times during the past couple of...

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  • 12' Padilla Bay Skiff Plans PDF

    12' Padilla Bay Skiff Plans PDF

    This was the first skiff design that I had worked on. I wanted to fill in my designed fleet of boats to include all the different hull types. My other flat bottomed boat designs were aimed toward the stable platforms desired by fly fishermen. This hull...

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  • 15' Adirondack Guide Boat Plans

    15' Adirondack Guide Boat Plans

    The Adirondack Guide boats were used in the outback of North America in the 19th and early 20th Centuries for hunting, portaging etc and have a very distinctive shape with fairly pinched bow/stern sections and slack bilge shape. Beam was kept low so...

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  • 1SHEET+ Plans PDF

    1SHEET+ Plans PDF

    The idea is not new, but the opportunity to build a small boat from 1 sheet of plywood is always intriguing. In this case, I wanted something that was, in this order, stable, easy to row or paddle, low cost, looked like a boat, and would accept a...

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  • 4+Coroplast Hulls Plans PDF

    4+Coroplast Hulls Plans PDF

    There are 4 + different hull types defined on these plans. Each has it attributes, and shortcomings. All are for a single occupant, and all have a maximum capacity of about 220 pounds, including all gear. The intent of these designs is to provide a...

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  • 6' Doracle Plans

    6' Doracle Plans

    Designed for a client who wanted a simple stackable fishing dinghy which he could easily carry himself, the Doracle uses just 2 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm ply. She may be built in 2 pieces with the forward piece stacked inside the aft section. The 2 halves...

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  • 9' 6" Laura Bay Plans PDF

    9' 6" Laura Bay Plans PDF

    Free Study Plans - click HERE Laura Bay Specifications Length: 9' 6"Beam: 52"Weight: 70 lbsMax Outboard: 3hpMaximum Load: 450 lbs The 9.5 Laura Bay came about from a phone conversation I had with a local yacht designer who was looking for a dingy...

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  • 9'4" Northumbrian Coble Plans

    9'4" Northumbrian Coble Plans

    This is the smallest version of our highly successful Northumbrian Coble range of cruising dinghies. She can sail with 2 crew or row/motor with 3 and has plenty of reserve buoyancy in her lines—she has the same tumblehome, generous freeboard and deep...

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  • April Love Plans PDF

    April Love Plans PDF

    Hello Chuck,In the near future you will receive from PAUL AUSTIN an article regarding a boat I designed around his current needs. It is called APRIL LOVE, after his Daughter, and is composed of 4 modules which bolt together to form a complete hull. The...

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  • Bee Plans Download

    Bee Plans Download

    About Woods Downloadable Plans Specifications: LENGTH 4.86mBEAM 1.3mWEIGHT 49KgsCARRYING CAPACITY 4 AdultsSAILAREA (optional) 3.5sqm Note: The BEE and LINNET are very similar designs, differering mainly in their aesthetic appeal, although BEE's...

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  • Chamberlain Gunning Dory Plans PDF

    Chamberlain Gunning Dory Plans PDF

    A handsome pulling dory 18' 4" x 4' 8" - 5.59m x 1.42m Maximum recommended capacity is 4 adults (and gear) Weight: 120-150lbs {54-68kg} To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For printed plans for Chamberlain Gunning Dory, click...

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  • Chameleon Nesting Dinghy Plans PDF

    Chameleon Nesting Dinghy Plans PDF

    A nesting dinghy design by Danny Greene The plans contain 8 sheets of 11" x 17" drawings, a 22" x 30" lines drawing and a 30" x 70" set of full size patterns for bottom and side panels. There is also a 12 page building guide. To purchase printed plans...

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  • Colibri Plans PDF

    Colibri Plans PDF

    This small dinghy can be used for fishing, pleasure rowing or as a tender for a bigger yacht. It can also be fitted with a small outboard motor. The boat has a relatively high freeboard and can take a fair amount of load. It handles very...

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  • Dingo Plans PDF

    Dingo Plans PDF

    With a length of 6’-6” (2m) “Dingo” is our shortest boat weighing only 28lb (13kg). Easy to car top,...

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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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  • Duet 3 Plans PDF

    Duet 3 Plans PDF

    DUET 3 Utility Boat - A two or three module transportable that has the capacity to hold a small family. With built-in safety buoyancy and generous freeboard, it can provide great family fun. Easy to build and assemble at the water, it fits in all trucks...

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  • Duet Plans PDF

    Duet Plans PDF

    DUET specifications (all dimensions are maximum):Length = 105 inchesWidth at Gunwale = 44 inchesWidth at Chine = 34 inchesHeight = 17 inchesHull Weight = 75 poundsDraft = 5 inches nominalMax Load = 500 poundsHull Speed = 5 mph (can plane with ample...

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  • Duo Plans Download

    Duo Plans Download

    ( Duo is also the main hull of the Tryst trimaran) About Woods Downloadable Plans LOA 3m (10ft) Rowing Beam 1.0m (3ft3in)Sailing Beam 1.5m (5ft)Empty Hull Weight 20kgs (45lbs)Sail Area 5sqm (53sqft)Draft 0.13m - 0.75m (5in - 2ft6in)Crew capacity...

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  • Explorer 2 Plans PDF

    Explorer 2 Plans PDF

    click the image above to enlarge Explorer specifications: Length : 8 feet Width : 3 feet Weight approx. 45 pounds Capacity : 300 pounds max. I have created yet another take-apart small boat called the EXPLORER...

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  • Flattie Skiff Printed Plans

    Flattie Skiff Printed Plans

    Click HERE for digital download for these plans A small flat iron skiff for sail, oar or small outboard These plans consist of 60 pages of instructions, diagrams and photos. You have two options for purchase. You can order a printed version that is...

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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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  • Inishmore 10 Plans

    Inishmore 10 Plans

    The Inishmore is one of a number of strip planked designs that we have enabling the builder to finish up with a beautiful round bilged craft of light weight. The Inishmore is a lovely strip planked dinghy which was initially based upon our Highlander...

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  • Joansa Printed Plans

    Joansa Printed Plans

    A while ago I spent a season cruising in a very capable light dory I'd designed, the trips ranged from a week which took me from Dargaville down the Kaipara harbour to Helensville, to an afternoon trip up to Riverhead and back. It's a lovely way to see...

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  • 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...

  • LFH17 Plans

    LFH17 Plans

    Don't remember where I read this but 100 years ago rowing was all the rage, the sort of thing you did on for fun. They said its popularity dropped and died after the invention of the modern "safety" bicycle which replaced it for athletic recreation...

  • 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,...

  • Linnet Plans Download

    Linnet Plans Download

    Specifications: LENGTH 4.86m BEAM 1.3m WEIGHT 49Kgs CARRYING CAPACITY 4 Adults SAILAREA (optional) 3.5sqm Like the BEE, the LINNET is a seaworthy rowing boat that has been specifically designed for sea use. Accordingly it does not have outriggers...

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  • Mandolino Dayboat Plans

    Mandolino Dayboat Plans

    Lenght 7.43mDesigner: Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo CostaRound hull, Strip-Planking constructionBuilding Skills: expertIn my book on traditional Italian boats, I had published a drawing which had been kindly given to me by Sergio Spina, a keen, skilled...

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  • Marksbark Plans

    Marksbark Plans

    This long narrow boat was designed a long time ago for Mark Bustemonte who thought it might be possible to have a boat for fast sliding seat rowing, for slower fixed seat rowing with a passenger, and maybe for use as a canoe by kids.I agreed with the...

  • Mighty Mouse Plans PDF

    Mighty Mouse Plans PDF

    If you enjoy rowing and need a boat which can be built quickly, doesn't cost much, and is easy for transportation and storage then this tiny vessel might be for you. "Mighty Mouse" is the adult version of our one sheet mini punt "Mickey Mouse". The...

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  • Montana Guide Boat Plans PDF

    Montana Guide Boat Plans PDF

    Note: These plans consist of a booklet of 39 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 on this page has color photographs. To save $5 and postage costs choose the...

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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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  • Mouse Grande Plans PDF

    Mouse Grande Plans PDF

      “Mouse Grande” is the last of the mouse family. As the name implies she is the biggest with most internal volume. Large cockpit with two small flotation chambers/storage compartments at both ends. Preference was given to...

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  • MSD Rowing Skiff Plans PDF

    MSD Rowing Skiff Plans PDF

    For printed plans for MSD Rowing Skiff, click HERE Length 15 ft 6 inches Payload - one person - second person or a couple of children and picnic things are OK too. A swift rowing boat for one person - with the capability of carrying an extra person (or...

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  • 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...

  • One Sheet Skiff Free Plans

    One Sheet Skiff Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE This is a design of my own planning. It came about after I had built a couple of the One Man Dinghies which although a great design they were slow to build and I have come to dislike working with...

  • Oracle Plans

    Oracle Plans

    Oracle might have been called Roar3. It is a bit longer and lower than Roar2 so it looks sleeker. It is actually closer in shape to my Toto canoe. I'm pretty sure it is a visual improvement over Roar2. Hard to say if it is a practical improvement. Being...

  • QT Skiff Plans

    QT Skiff Plans

    Flat iron skiffs are said to be easy to draw but very hard to get right. QT is my attempt at a flat iron skiff. The prototype was built by Paul Krayniak of Odessa, NY and a photo of his boat is presented below. The above photo is of Brad Boerger's QT.I...

  • Roar2 Plans

    Roar2 Plans

    Roar2 is a modification of the original Roar which had a plumb stem. After I had designed, built, and paddled Toto with its V entry bow I went back and cut the lower plumb bow off my Roar and converted it to a Toto-like bow. So Roar2 has a deep V entry...

  • Robin Free Plans

    Robin Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE Designed by Dana MunkeltEdited by Joe MillardDrawings by Andrew Walters "Robin" is a small skin-on-frame (SOF) pram design with a twist; a solid plywood floor. This worked out well in a prototype at only...

  • Robote Plans

    Robote Plans

    Robote was designed for Frank Kahr of Rhode Island strictly as a rowing boat, very light and simple and fast and seaworthy. Frank had started a few years back with my WeeVee design shown here:What surprised both Frank and me was that both of our WeeVee's...

  • Rogue Plans

    Rogue Plans

    I keep trying my hand at these little rowing boats. The idea is that they will cartop very easily, row quite well with one person and take two adults in a pinch. I also try to keep them somewhat seaworthy and easy to beach.Rogue should be a very good...

  • Seagull/Mollyhawk Printed Plans

    Seagull/Mollyhawk Printed Plans

    I am very keen on recreational rowing boats, my Wife Jan prefers to see where She is going in Her sea kayak but I like the feel of the bigger boat and the way the rowing motion uses all of the bodies muscles as well as assisting the breathing as the...

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  • Seal Cove Skiff Plans

    Seal Cove Skiff Plans

    This boat is an "instant" version of the "8-Foot Seal Cove Skiff" shown on Plate 34 in Howard Chapelle's classic book BOATBUILDING. Such a great book, although it predates the building methods that this modern version uses. I recommend that you get the...

  • Shenandoah Peapod Plans PDF

    Shenandoah Peapod Plans PDF

    15' x 46" / 4.57m x 1.17m  Reasonable maximum capacity - about 500lbs / 227kgs  Weight - about 60lbs / 27kgs To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For Shenandoah Whitehall printed plans, click HERE Sadly, not my...

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