Small Rowboats

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vireo Plans PDF

    Vireo Plans PDF

    LIGHT ROWBOAT, 12' X 45", 60 POUNDS EMPTY Vireo is a very light and simple boat with lines that make for very surprising performance. A while back I built a dink called WeeVee which was the usual 7-1/2' long. It had a V bottom full length and had to be...

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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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  • 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, easy to take to the water and back, easy to launch from the mothership without breaking your back. With a beam of 4' (1.20m) the boat...

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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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  • Robote Plans PDF

    Robote Plans PDF

    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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vireo 14 Plans PDF

    Vireo 14 Plans PDF

    Vireo14 is a 14' version of the original 12' Vireo which was quite popular with all of its builders. In this case the extra length comes from a straight "stretch" of the original design. By that I mean that the same cross sections were used but now...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tweak Plans PDF

    Tweak Plans PDF

    LOA: 7’ 3”(2.2m)Beam - 3' 8” (1.12m)Approx.weight - 46lb. (21kg)Max.payload - 440lb. (200kg)     Here is a small dinghy which can be used for fishing, pleasure rowing or as a tender of a...

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  • Toots Plans

    Toots Plans

    Toots is a 10' flat iron rowing skiff, about half way between serious skiffs like my QT and the typical pram. Toots will have the capacity to carry two normal size adults because it has enough rocker to float 450 pounds with its ends still well clear of...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Vamp Plans PDF

    Vamp Plans PDF

    After the success Frank Kahr had with Robote I designed a smaller version with most of the same features. The idea was to get a fast and seaworthy boat that would cartop so easily that you would want to leave it on the car top more or less all the...

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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...

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  • QT Skiff Plans PDF

    QT Skiff Plans PDF

    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...

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  • LFH17 Plans PDF

    LFH17 Plans PDF

    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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • Westray 9 Plans

    Westray 9 Plans

    Several years ago I was asked by PJS Boats to draw up a modified Highlander 16 dayboat with a real seagoing jaunty sheer and plenty of stability to take a powerful rig. The Westray 16 was born and later they asked me to design a smaller dinghy in...

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  • 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...

  • Sneakerbox Plans

    Sneakerbox Plans

    If you like to spend time looking at drawings of small boats one of the best books to invest in is Howard Chapelle's AMERICAN SMALL SAILING CRAFT. If you turn to page 65 you will see a drawing of the "Old garvey box, substitute for a sneakbox". The...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • Marksbark Plans PDF

    Marksbark Plans PDF

    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...

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  • Shenandoah Whitehall Plans PDF

    Shenandoah Whitehall Plans PDF

    A superb solo or family rowboat 13'6" x 47" {4.1m x 1.17m} Max. recommended capacity is 600lbs {273kg} Weight 55-60 lbs {27kg} To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For Shenandoah Whitehall printed plans, click HERE Based on a...

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  • Roar2 Plans PDF

    Roar2 Plans PDF

    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...

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  • Smoar Plans

    Smoar Plans

    Smoar is a 12 foot version of Roar2 ROAR2, ROWBOAT, 12' X 42", 70 POUNDS EMPTY