Boats

Fin propulsion boat

April 12, 2019

There was this small boat I saw on the internet called the Thistle that was fin propelled. I thought I’d try to come up with a low tech version of the boat. I opted to have the foot powered with the pilot sitting backwards. I thought this would be a great position for fishing. The…

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Coro Kayak

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! The Coro Kayak is made with one sheet of 4mm thick fluted plastic. Releasable zip ties are used to make this a foldable boat. The seat is Made with extra material. Once the seat is attached to the hull it acts like a bulkhead keeping the sides from coming inward.…

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Coro box boat

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! The Coro box boat was a design that created more buoyancy than my first ‘V’ hull motor boat, the Coro Speed boat. At first the steering mimicked the Speed boat but then it went thru an evolution. On the next version a front storage area was included. A ‘V’ bar…

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Coro speed boat

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! The Speed boat is basically a 4×8 ft sheet of 6mm Coroplast, better known as fluted plastic. The boat folds are similar to a Chinese to-go food box except the fluids are kept outside instead of inside. Because of these folds, all that’s needed to keep the structure together are…

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Lil Dipper paddle boat

April 11, 2019

    Unlike the 6mm thick hulls of Sparky, the Speed Boat or the Box Boat, The Lil Dipper was made using more common 4mm fluted plastic. I installed grooved (tables saw) inexpensive 1×2″ pine boards along the edges to fortify the hull. Others were added to support the mast and to act as foot supports.…

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Little miss Sally electric boat

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! This is Liberty, the first wood boat I designed and made. The sides and bulkheads are Made of pine boards. The deck and bottom from one sheet of 1/4″ marine plywood. It started as a kayak, then a spinnaker sail and rudder was added, and finally a small electric trolling…

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Sparky electric boat

April 11, 2019

For video plans, click here! Since my back started bothering me I’d been wanting to make a fluted plastic electric boat, but the shorter non-leaking folds of my other boats kind of restricted the weight limit. On this boat I added a wood transom adding 9″ in length. This gave me more buoyancy for the…

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Liberty wood kayak

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! I had just gone through a divorce and was wanting to make something that would get my mind off my problems and get me on the nearby lakes. I studied some boat building books and made some drawings. My goal was to keep the material costs under $100. I found…

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