Boats

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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