Free boat plans from "science and mechanics", "boat builder handbook" and other very old magazines. trouble viewing? try the low band width index.. Build your own boat: popular mechanics, march 1965 don’t let the $25 price tag fool you. this sleek one-man skimmer is a rugged boat built for speed.. Build a classic! this 180 page book includes 23 plans for building a classic boat, compiled by the editors of popular mechanics in 1950. plans include:.