This free woodworking plans list features an extensive list of free building projects to construct boats and watercraft of all sizes and purposes. Not all of the listings provide exact details on building methods. Builders should have some knowledge of basic wood handling and its characteristics related to marine purposes. Specific questions related to building these projects should be addressed to the web site you visited. Look for the page navigation link near the bottom of this list as there are many more pages for free boat building projects.
Summer Breeze was designed to be the most boat from the least materials. It is a robust all purpose skiff targeted primarily at pleasurable rowing and sailing in protected waters, but also suitable for a small motor. It is light enough to car top, narrow enough for most truck beds and yet has capacity for two adults and a child.
Our motto is cheap, creative, and having fun on the water inches. The PDRacer is a one design racing sailboat that is basically a plywood box with a curved bottom, and is the easiest boat in the world to build. Free plans, free club, all boats must have have the lower 10 inches of their hulls be alike, but the rest is up to the builder. You can put any type of sail rig or underwater fins that you wish. Also the interior and deck above 10 inches is completely up to you.
The Bugis ethnic group of Sulawesi are famous for their maritime exploits. These exploits once included enough piracy to inspire our word boogey-man inches or bogey-man inches. Today their huge fleet of wooden Pinisi inches ships carry freight all around the islands of S.E. Asia. Less known are their outrigger canoes. Hereâs one particularly cute example of the Lepa-lepa inches. Syamsuryadi aka Syamsu inches built it in 1999 for fishing.
The Big Sister design is a 19 ft 5 inches x 5 ft 6 inches (5.9 m x 1.6 m) banks type dory. Based on the design criteria presented above, with the ability to carry at least three or four people.
Pontoons can be hard to find or expensive. The alternative is welding your own which is an entirely different set of challenges. So why not make your own pontoons out of simple stitch and glue techniques? Known for their great stability, pontoons boats are perfect for cruising calm waters, casual recreation, as a swim platform, as a fishing platform, and more.
The humblest boat in the collection is definitely boat number 11 on plate 48, the Ekstock. This boat is also the only one with a flat bottom, flat sides and flat transoms. Ekstock is Swedish for punt, literally oak log. So the boat is a traditional Scandinavian punt.
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