These canoe paddles were built by laminating strips of lumber together. Follow along and see how it was done.
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.
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.