Solo and duo canoes

Free plywood canoe plans

Here are plans for a solo (11′ 9″) and a duo (15′ 1″) canoe. They weigh 44 and 66 lbs so they can easily be cartopped. Two for the price of one, you could say. Only these plans are for free. 🙂 Go to the free boat plans»      

14′ 5″ pirogue

Free pirogue plans

The 14′ 5″ sailing pirogue, which also can be rowed or powered with a small outboard, is a simple to build project suitable for a first build. With a beam of 3′ 7″,  it isn’t a very stable boat so you will be limited to calm waters. Go to the free boat plans»

16 ft sailing dinghy

16 ft dinghy

The 16 ft sailing dinghy is slightly bigger, a bit faster, perhaps more elegant than the 15ft sailing dinghy Go to the free boat plans»

15 ft sailing dinghy

15 ft sailing dinghy

This 15ft x 5ft 10in sailing dinghy is a two-person sailing boat. Fast, efficient upwind, easily planing. However, you do not need racing skills or special fitness to sail her away. Go to the free boat plans»

Rapid Robert

Drift boat

Rapid Robert is a type known as a McKenzie River Boat, designed for those wild rivers with fast, rough currents. It is a raked, smooth-bottomed, sturdy rowboat. In fact, you are safer in rapids with Rapid Robert than you are with a canoe. This boat also performs satisfactorily as an ordinary rowboat, and, for cruising […]

Dinky dink

Small dinghy

Dinky Dink is a small 6.5ft x 3.5ft dinghy that can be made out of two sheets of plywood. Construction is of standard stitch and glue techniques. Although it’s a small boat it can can accomodate two people. Go to the free boat plans»

Solar inflatable canoe

Inflatable canoe

Earlier I shared with you some plans for inflatable raft modifications. Here are some other modifications which turn an inflatable canoe into a solar-powered canoe. Go to the mods page»

The Scow

Scow sailing

An easy-to-build dinghy with multiple uses. The scow was designed both to be easy to build and to suit the extensive shallow water. It also was designed to enable it to be rowed, motored, or sailed. So it has a flat (transversely) bottom with several rubbing strakes, leeboards (which allow it to ‘bottom bump’), and […]


Qivitoq Inuit kayak

The Qivitoq is a 17’6″ x 24″ Inuit-style sea kayak and is based on native design. She is shaped out of 1/4″ lauan plywood. Go to the free boat plans»



A 17′ x 22.5″ stitch & tape kayak. This project does NOT include plans for the deck, for internal bracing, or for construction details. These plans are for the HULL only. The rest is up to individual builders, who should be familiar with stitch-and-tape techniques, bracing, hatch design, etc. Go to the free boat plans»