Free pdf boatplans from Science and Mechanics and Boat Builder Handbook

collage old plans

Are you interested in building your own boat? Do you love the idea of creating something unique and special? If so, you’re in luck! There is a variety of old boat plans from Science and Mechanics and Boat Builder Handbooks and these plans are available for free on this website. These plans include designs for […]

How to build a boat

boat frame

Boating enthusiasts who want to build their own vessels have several options to choose from, ranging from simple plywood sheet boats to more complex and expensive kit boats. While not all of these boats are seaworthy and may only be appropriate for use in small, protected bodies of water, they can provide a fun DIY […]

Easy-to-build plywood jon boat


When you want to go fishing on shallow waters then a Jon boat is the boat you want to be in. A Jon boat is an easy-to-build stable vessel that can carry plenty of weight.   These plans are from an old magazine. With the right dimensions you easily can build a nice plywood boat. […]

MyBoatPlans Review

freeboatplans books and dvd

I’ve bought MyBoatPlans and this is my honest review of it. I will be covering the pros and cons of this product. MyBoatPlans is a collection of 518 boat plans, 45 videos on boat building, and hundreds of pages of illustrated guides on boat building. It provides a comprehensive package that contains all the plans […]

Sailing During Thunderstorms: What You Need to Know

Thunderstorm over water

When it comes to sailing, sailors prefer to have nice and sunny weather, but occasionally, the weather can turn against them, and they might find themselves sailing in a thunderstorm. But is it safe to sail in a thunderstorm? While sailing during a thunderstorm is generally not very dangerous, it is not the most pleasant […]


Sunapee Cruiser

Sunapee is a sturdy, well-built boat that in three years of active service has more than justified its designer’s ideas for a day cruiser that could be used, if necessary, for comfortable extended cruising. Before building a boat of this type, you should thoroughly acquaint yourself with the general science of boatbuilding. This knowledge can […]

Cordless drill electric outboard motor

Sometimes you just need an outboard engine to propel your skiff, dinghy, canoe, inflatable, or whatever through the water. Outboard engines are expensive though. So how about making your own? Here are step-by-step instructions on how you can make your own electric outboard motor using a cordless drill. All you need are some basic tools, […]

What’s the difference between a dory, a dinghy and a skiff?

Small boats

A dory, a dinghy, and a skiff are all types of small boats, but they have some distinct differences in terms of design and usage. A dory is a type of small, narrow, and flat-bottomed boat that is typically propelled with oars or a small outboard motor. Dories are known for their stability and seaworthiness […]

EuroPig pirogue

If you’re looking for a unique and relatively easy boat-building project, the EuroPig pirogue plans by Lew Clayman may be just what you’re looking for. EuroPig is an anagram on pirogue. These plans were submitted as an entry in the 2001 Duckworks Magazine boat-building contest and they offer an excellent opportunity to build a traditional […]

How can I prepare my boat for storage?

Canoes in storage

Properly preparing your boat for storage is important to ensure that it stays in good condition until the next boating season. Here are some steps you can take to prepare your boat for storage: Clean the boat: Thoroughly clean the boat, inside and out, to remove any dirt, debris, or salt buildup. Drain the boat: […]