Wooden boat plans provide the necessary information for making a boat to fit your particular needs. whether you are trying to capture the feel of a classic boat or just want a customized fishing boat, good plans are the first step toward creating the vessel of your dreams.. Remove everything you can remove from the boat (gas tank, anchor, battery, ropes, gear, ect…). next, remove additional components that will not be part of the final boat.. Tolman skiffs: boat plans in book form. concise step by step instructions to build a 20 to 24 foot plywood / epoxy stitch and glue skiff.