Free boat plans for the backyard home builder, plywood and wooden sailboats, rowboats, dinghies motorboats. Free plans? yes, they are really free, hundreds of them. the plans offered at this site are free public domain boat plans. choose a category at the left, choose your boat on the following page, and after filling in some information the plans will be emailed directly to you.. The mini skiff was a custom design request for a hull larger than a canoe but not as large as a full skiff. the intent was a car-toppable boat that was stable, had large capacity, easy to build and easy to customize..