The Double Paddle Dory is a lightweight, inexpensive, easy-to-build one-person boat that can be carried on top of your car.
Using these plans, you can build a boat whether you have boat building experience or not. If you’re boat-oriented and have read a bit about boat building, you probably won’t need any supplemental help. If you’re a casual boater with little experience, you may need to read up on some of the building techniques I talk about. The libraries are a good source of boat-building books, as are most well-stocked bookstores.
The book that you may find most helpful for this project is “Build the new Instant Boats” by Dynamite Payson, published by International Marine.