Proven boat designs, and how-to information for boat building. boat plans are for beginners and have been built by thousands since 1953.. News letters for amateur boat builders index of articles by subject. note: the boating terms that appeared in webletters 3 through 6 are now in useful. Boat plans catalog – 300 boats you can build! new – electrical design plans; boatbuilding supplies & epoxy; inboard hardware; books & dvds; raptor® fastenings.