Wes Farmer

Weston Farmer Designs

Several years ago, Wes Farmer, the son of Weston Farmer, asked us if we would be interested in selling his father's designs in our store. At first, I was not sure about selling plans that are half a century old with no designer to call if you run into trouble. Modern designers use different materials and different techniques. Then I realized that's the whole point.

Everyone knows that these traditional designs are much more difficult to execute, but they are classics. Some day you will not be able to find these designs anywhere. Besides, what about the challenge of building a boat where craftsmanship counts for something? No "liquid joinery" allowed. Build one of these boats, and you are a real boat builder.

Now Weston Farmer's plans are being handled by Dave Farmer, the grandson of the designer.

  • Andalucia Plans PDF

    Andalucia Plans PDF

    This story of Andalusia is not a how-to-build story in the usual sense. I am not going to tell you hovi to bruise your nearest thumb with the nearest hammer. Rather, this is a story for those who believe in the importance of noodling a new thing just for...

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  • Suremike II Plans PDF

    Suremike II Plans PDF

    "SUREMIKE II" — A military style outboard cruiser, 21' LOA with a beam of 8'. Designed for approximately 50 HP outboard motor, with speeds to 22 knots. Designed for easy building. Roomy bunks, a galley and head make for big boat comfort on extended...

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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...

  • Tintillee Plans PDF

    Tintillee Plans PDF

    "TINTILLEE" - 18' Utility style inboard launch, steel. Includes lines, arrangements, outboard profile, construction drawings, table of offsets, scantlings, etc. 6 sheets and article reprint. Hot off the drawing board is this saucy little steel...

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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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  • 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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  • Poor Richard Plans PDF

    Poor Richard Plans PDF

    "POOR RICHARD" - 21' Skipjack hull, wood. Various configurations shown in the plans are cruising launch, sailboat, open launch, gill net fisherman, etc. Includes lines, table of offsets, construction plans, arrangements, scantlings, etc. 3 sheets and...

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  • Kingfisher Plans PDF

    Kingfisher Plans PDF

    "KINGFISHER" - 17' Utility launch, inboard or outboard. Includes 2 profiles, arrangements, lines, table of offsets, construction plans. 3 sheets plus article reprint. Build her in your garage over one winter. You can trail her anywhere and use her on...

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  • Assassin Plans PDF

    Assassin Plans PDF

    "ASSASSIN" — 16' Double ended launch, wood. Includes lines, table of offsets, scantlings, arrangements. THERE is an abandoned lighthouse on the northeast headland of Isle Royale where Rock Harbor thumbs it's nose to the sea. Standing lonely and...

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  • Robinson Crusoe Plans PDF

    Robinson Crusoe Plans PDF

    26' clinker built cruiser "ROBINSON CRUSOE" - 26' Cruiser, clinker built, wood. Includes outboard profile, lines, offsets, scantlings, arrangements, construction plans. 4 sheets plus article reprint.

    MSRP: $77.00
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  • Elco 26 Full Plans PDF

    Elco 26 Full Plans PDF

    The smallest practical cruiser. For Elco 26 Study Plans click HERE "ELCO 26 PLANS" - Original 26' classic cruiser, wood. Original Elco design, redrawn by designer Tom Beard. 25' 11" LOA, Beam 8' 6", Draft 2' 3". Includes arrangements, lines, table of...

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  • Tahitiana Full Plans PDF

    Tahitiana Full Plans PDF

    32' steel sailing cruiser "TAHITIANA" - 32' Sailboat, steel. Redesign of Jack Hanna's famous "TAHITI". Ketch or cutter rigged. 31' 6" LOA, Beam 10' 2", Draft 4' 4". Displacement 14,000 to 18,000 lbs. Includes arrangements, lines, table of offsets,...

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  • Trumpet Plans PDF

    Trumpet Plans PDF

    "TRUMPET" - 18' Rough water clinker-built runabout, wood. This is a modified v-bottom outboard powered "pocket cruiser", with cuddy cabin and bunks forward. 6' 6" beam. Includes 1958 original article run in Sports Afield's Boatbuilding Annual, lines,...

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  • Diana Plans PDF

    Diana Plans PDF

    "DIANA" - 25' classic fantail steam launch, wood. Includes outboard profile, arrangements, lines, table of offsets, framing plans, scantlings, etc. 3 sheets.   The velvety power of steam captures the affection of any man who has monkeyed with it...

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  • Sundance Plans PDF

    Sundance Plans PDF

    "SUN DANCE" - A sporty little 17 ft. outboard cruiser with a beam of 6'. Designed for 25-30 HP outboard motor. Hull is wood, mahogany carvel planking. Designer calls her a "cruisemite". With this unique arrangement plan, sleeping is done under the...

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  • Irreducible Plans PDF

    Irreducible Plans PDF

    "IRREDUCIBLE" — 10' Inboard launch, and is just what the name implies. Includes lines, construction plan, table of offsets, article reprint. One sheet. IrreducibleA Small Boat with a Large Background(reprinted from "The Rudder") THIS little ship is...

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  • Cherub Plans PDF

    Cherub Plans PDF

    "CHERUB" - 23' Sailboat, steel. Redesign of Sam Rabl's popular little sloop "PICAROON". Sloop rigged for easy handling. 23' 3" LOA, 19' 4" LWL, Beam 8' 5". Draft 3' 8". Plans include 4 sheets and suggested bill of materials. Displacement 5,000 Ibs...

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  • Sun Dog Plans PDF

    Sun Dog Plans PDF

    "SUN DOG" — 30' Cruiser, wood. Lines of 30' Eico, but a few inches shorter. 9' beam, draft 2' 2". Includes outboard profile, arrangements, lines, offsets, construction plans. 4 sheets and article reprint. SUN DOG is a fast-gaited, small cruiser of...

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  • Galatea Plans PDF

    Galatea Plans PDF

    "GALATEA" - 23' Sailboat, fixed keel, wood. 23' LOA, 8' 3" beam, 3' 10" draft. Includes sail plan, lines, construction drawings, table of offsets, arrangements, inboard profile, rigging section. 4 sheets. A tabloid auxiliary, just over 19 feet on her...

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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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  • Piute Plans PDF

    Piute Plans PDF

    "PIUTE" — 25' Sensible deep sea runabout, wood. Go where far shores call - go when you want to go regardless of rough water in this fine family boat. Includes lines, offsets, profiles, construction drawings, etc, 4 sheets plus article reprint.

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  • Rob Roy Plans PDF

    Rob Roy Plans PDF

    15' combination canoe and kayak "ROB ROY" — 15' Combination canoe and kayak. "She's a combination boat with two sheer heights. You'll use her as a one-or two-man canoe, a one-man rowboat, or even as a large kayak," says the designer. "You launch...

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  • Simplex Plans PDF

    Simplex Plans PDF

    "SIMPLEX" — 18' Military type outboard cruiser, wood. Beam 7' 6". Two bunks forward. Includes lines, offsets, construction drawings, etc. 4 sheets plus article reprint. click image above for larger view UP IN THE lake states where outboard motors...

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  • Jenny Wren Plans PDF

    Jenny Wren Plans PDF

    Jenny Wren is three sheets, 1 @30" x 36", 2@ 24" x 36" Sometimes, dreams get passed through generations. Here's a pleasant one that was conceived by Charles G. Davis somewhere around 1905 and remembered by Weston Farmer in 1976. No doubt she'll spawn...

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