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.
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.
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.
The canoe is 13 feet by 31 inches, but no great harm can result from making it a little shorter or stretching it to 15 or 16 feet. Nowadays we would add watertight bulkheads in the ends for flotation.
Flying Mouse is an exercise to develop just about the smallest, cheapest possible sailing boat I can conceive. As a result, its not a boat to which you can safely trust your life in any sort of waves - as anyone who climbs into a Flying Mouse will quickly figure out.
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.
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 sampan boat is typical to South East Asian countries, where many seemingly different boat types in several countries appear under the same common name. Sampan literally means three planks.
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?
Ever dream of building a boat? In your own backyard? We thought so. Building a boat is one of the truly great fantasies that most grown boys and girls have indulged in at one time or another. For most of us, it never gets beyond the dream.
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