Download the free plans and follow along with the many pictures to build this childrens rubber band boat.
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.
Using readily available materials, you can build this toy wooden yacht this weekend.
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.
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.
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.