Woodenboat magazine for wooden boat owners and builders, focusing on materials, design, and construction techniques and repair solutions.. Wooden boat plans and kits. many boat plans are offered online. at first everything is very confusing, then you start to get some idea of the different types of boats. All boat plans required lofting in the days before cad (computer aided design), when the plans were hand drawn. the job of the ‘loftman’ was to scale up the original.