Free rowing boat plans. this is a selection on some of the free rowing boat plans that were published in magazines such as “popular mechanics”, "popular science" and the "boat builder handbook" yours to download for free (pdf). Note – for large rowing boats go to the dayboat section – in "other dayboats" you will find the 25′ lakeland pulling boat and in the "double enders" section you will find the new 26′ whaler rowing boat.. 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 available..