Rowboat plans

Rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water by displacing water to propel the boat forward. Rowing and paddling are similar. However, rowing requires oars to have a mechanical connection with the boat, while paddles (used for paddling) are hand-held and have no mechanical connection.

In some strict terminologies, using oars for propulsion may be termed either “pulling” or “rowing”, with different definitions for each.

Jonboat fishingboat

Basic Jonboat

The jonboat is a very populair design. It’s generally an easy build

Sailing a klinker plywood dinghy


TiKnot is a beautiful 8ft 4in sailing dinghy. This design is built

Drift boat

Rapid Robert

Rapid Robert is a type known as a McKenzie River Boat, designed

Small dinghy

Dinky dink

Dinky Dink is a small 6.5ft x 3.5ft dinghy that can be

Scow sailing

The Scow

An easy-to-build dinghy with multiple uses. The scow was designed both to

Skippy sailing dinghy


Skippy is a 12′ 5″ by 3′ 5″ dinghy that can be

Skin of frame dinghy


Robin is a small skin-on-frame pram design with a twist; a solid

Glider rowing catamaran


Glider is a 12-foot plywood catamaran just for rowing. It has a



The Mouse is a 1 and a half sheet plywood boat for



Doris is a 16 ft plywood dory with built-in buoyancy and a

Blackfly lapstrake plywood dinghy


The Blackfly is a 14 ft by 4 ft lapstrake plywood dinghy

Nested EZ canoe

EZ Canoe

EZ CANOE is an 11 ft canoe-like boat that paddles easily and

Jumpin Jack


Jump-N-Jack is a boat that can be rowed or powered with an

Handy Andy plans

Handy Andy

Handy Andy is a 10′ x 42″ so-called “folding boat“. Folding boats

Sculling trainer

Sculling trainer

This sculling trainer was designed with the following criteria in mind: light



Two plans in this post for you, guys and girls. 3SD, standing


Dinghy ’57

The frame drawings of this dinghy were found in a book published

Mini Ekstock

Mini Ekstock

The “Mini Ekstock” measures 7’6″ x 4′ and can be built with

One Sheet Sampan

One Sheet Sampan

Simplicity is not achieved by adding simplifications, but by removing complications. A



The simple plywood boat, Simbo. This is an easy start for boatbuilding.

Fishing Punt

Fishing Punt

This Fishing Punt is a 15’8″ work/fishing boat, that can be sculled

Dinghbat drawing


DinghBat is an 8 foot heavy displacement Pram dinghy designed for use

Apple Pie dinghy

Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a 7′ x 3’6″ yacht tender. It can be

Wanigan plans

The Wanigan

This utility garvey was designed to fill a need for a simple

D5 dinghy

D5 dinghy

The successor of the D4 dinghy. This is a well-known design for


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