Build a fast 14ft one-man rower that comes out of two sheets of ply. Designed for flat water, you will notice that in order to reduce the fuss at the waterline to a minimum, I have worked the waterline at the design displacement so that it just kisses the chine.
Mouse started life as a one-sheeter, that is, an exercise to develop the smallest, cheapest possible boat. Download the free plans to build this small boat.
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.
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 boat has low freeboard and holds only one person. Build it using these free instructions.
This boat is 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 is a one sheet version of the punt, adjusted to be made of just one sheet of plywood. As it happens, the boat scales down very nicely. The overall shape is conserved beautifully. Both length and beam are 3/4 of the original, so the L/B ratio is the same, about 2.2.
This Dory boat design is basically just like any 18 ft x 4 ft banks type dory.Free plans at the link.
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.
This is an easy start for boat building. A very simple made out of simple materials, using a simple construction method and just the basic tools.