Offers plans and instructional boatbuilding books for sail, power, rowing and paddle craft. also surfboards, trailers, and self-steering mechanisms.. Free plans? yes, they are really free, hundreds of them. the plans offered at this site are free public domain boat plans. choose a category at the left, choose. Here’s a classic styled open fishing boat that lends itself to plywood construction. it features a wide beam, outboard well, stability at rest and can be customized.