Catalog page of boat kits and plans, it can be adapted to sail or powered with a small outboard or electric motor. fiberglass tape and cloth for seams and. •model boat building •building the puffin •getting involved . (john gardner, building classic small craft, p. 6.) why wooden boats? sail plans. A site dedicated to amateur boat building, with an on-line catalog of boat plans and kits, bulletin board, project registry, builder photos, news letters,.