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.
There were three or four nice designs in the book, a small sailing boat, an outboard lobster boat and a dory, whose lines caught and pleased my eye. The dory was the Bolger Light Dory, or Gloucester Gull. I made a note of the important measurements of the dory. Not many were needed: the side patterns, three bottom widths and the mid frame measurements. Then I forgot about the thing. Then one day...
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.
The idea for this pram came to me as I sat in the shade beside the dock of a small Breton port in late summer. A small boy not much older than my six-year-old son was playing in a round-bilged little simulated clinker pram; he was an expert at rowing and sculling and he seemed to be having a grand time.
This updated and completely revised publication follows an exhaustive study by the author in collaboration with research institutions and engineers on structural timber design applied to wooden boat construction. The designs included are appropriate for inshore and coastal fisheries and emphasis has been placed on relative ease of construction and minimum wastage of timber.
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?
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 is a miniature version of the same punt, adjusted to be made of one and a half sheets of plywood. Or two boats out of three sheets. As it happens, the boat scales down very nicely. The overall shape is conserved beautifully.
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