These canoe paddles were built by laminating strips of lumber together. Follow along and see how it was done.
Here, I am going to document the build of a plywood pram in a fair amount of detail in the hopes that it will make somebody elses life easier if they take on the same project.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for an easy to build stand to support your small water craft.
This 14-footer has three cockpits, a transom for motor or rudder, and a double-deck track for snapping on oarlocks and cockpit covers. Build it using these free plans.
A cross between a fast rowing shell and a weekend family boat, this nimble craft is built from thin plywood bonded and sealed with epoxy. No metal fasteners are used.
The Big Sister design is a 19.5 x 5.6 banks type dory. Based on the design criteria with the ability to carry at least three or four people.
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.
You can build your son or daughter a plywood canoe in a weekend. The simplest canoes are made of just 3 pieces of plywood: the two sides, and the base. More complex shapes can be created, but these instructions are for a simple canoe.
This folding kayak weighs less than 40 pounds and will carry a full sized man. This design is for a ten foot model. Click on the link for Folding Kayak.
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.