Instant access to 518 different plans – from small wooden boat plans to large sailboat plans – free boat plans. Does anyone know of large dory designs for traditional construction? something along the lines of benford’s badger et al. either flat or round sided. something capable of crossing an ocean.. Free rowing boat plans. this is a selection on some of the free rowing boat plans that were published in magazines such as “popular mechanics”, "popular science" and the "boat builder handbook" yours to download for free (pdf).