An ultralight motor boat takes less energy to move, this could be useful when the power comes from solar cells or limited batteries. this would allow a light boat to go further on a charge than a heavier boat. a significant advantage of ultralight boat building is the extra carrying capacity.. Free boat plans for the backyard home builder, plywood and wooden sailboats, rowboats, dinghies motorboats "blue bill" is for those out-of-doors-men who hunt or the sportsmen who need an ultra-light-weight portable boat for use upon any waters. small boats, made of wood.. Free stitch and glue boat plans in no particular order. email me if a link is broken. i try to update everything often but the internet is a fast paced place. (and i'm not so quick) i've included some plans that are free but not strictly pure stitch and glue..
Plans for building strip-built boats. "strip building", (sometimes known as strip-planked, wood strip, or cedar strip) is a fault tolerant method to build a boat.. Instant access to 518 different plans – from small wooden boat plans to large sailboat… Continue Reading
Zephyr, a 16 foot stepped hydroplane. reproduced from the original offsets and plans by a.a.apel. i found this to be a very advanced design in that the stringers start at the transom and end at frame 2. other than its… Continue Reading
Stitch-and-glue construction, along with the development of epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood, has revolutionized and revitalized wooden boat building. this method of building is not only stronger, lighter, and faster than traditional wooden boat building, but it also takes… Continue Reading
Woodboat building questions a forum for wooden boat building, plans, lumber, caulking compounds and other boat building problems. wood screws for boat building and repair. wood screws are the most widely used and versatile fasteners used on wooden boats. which… Continue Reading
Here’s a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults, and it "nests" to take up less space. the passagemaker dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully.. John’s sharpie… Continue Reading