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.
A sailboard rig is going to be a winner on looks and also efficiency, but everything else about this boat has got to look cool and be efficient too - in order to match that sail in the kids minds, even the daggerboard and rudder have got to have a little something about them. It also has to be a sit-on boat rather than a sit-in one. The basic dimensions close I have chosen are close to those of a couple of plastic mass-produced designs aimed at the young and intended for the same sort of purpose as here.
This is a very nice but simple skiff, made out of two sheets of 1/4 inches or 3/8 inches plywood. This skiff is heavily based on my Portuquese Style Dinghy. I myself, and several others who have built the dinghy have been satisfied with her, so why not make a slightly larger version?
As simple as it can get. This is another easy start for boat building. A very simple 7 foot 4 inches x 3 foot 10 inch dinghy, made out of simple materials, using a simple construction method and just the basic tools. And perhaps even simpler than the original one sheet Simbo.
A good canoe, cleanly cleaving a glassy lake or haystack wave as it transports its passengers in silence and harmony with the outdoors, has a functional beauty that is unsurpassed by any other of the tools that connect humanity with the natural world.
This boat is designed to be quickly built by kids using modified Bolger/Payson tack & tape construction methods, with techniques that minimize the use of hazardous materials, and maximize suitable childrens skills.
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