A classic wooden rowing skiff: ultra-light (only 90 lbs) and strong. a stitch and glue row boat kit built upright on the floor. no strongback required.. The oldest business of it’s kind. since our first plans were sold for home construction in 1938, more than 100,000 hartley boats have been built.. Plans for wooden boats. how to build a row boat, skiff, and many other wooden boat design plans..