Storer Free Paddle Plans – slideshow of building by David Graybeal.

On this website there is a link to download free Paddle Plans.

Wooden single canoe paddle DIY.  From the free plans from storerboatplans.

The idea is a classic shaft drawn from a range of articles by experienced canoeists allied with a laminated plywood blade.

Free wooden paddle and oar plans.

The blades are really easy to make and very very strong in dealing with use and even abuse.

Free paddle plans - wood and plywood - single and double blade paddles and oars

This page has a choice of double blade paddle, single blade paddle and even a plan for longer oars than you can normally find to buy – they suit boats of 4ft 6″ or 5ft beam (1350 to 1500 width at the gunwale).  They were designed for the Goat Island Skiff.

This is a single paddle by David Graybeal of Harbor Woodworks, Portland, OR – a firm specialising in repairs and building of boats and parts of boats as well as more mundane items.  He is also an owner of a Goat Island Skiff and and Puddle Duck rigged from the OzRacer plans.

David said on my forum …

I don’t know if everyone has noticed – but Mik has plans for paddles.

I started a pair for my own personal use several years ago – and set them aside. I just today finished them off. All but the varnishing. They were quite simple to build, with the usual detailed instructions.

Here is the slideshow on Flickr

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On the "round Australia trip" I found myself employed by a tiny business in Adelaide - Duck Flat Wooden Boats in Adelaide. It was an eye opener - It became clear that one could build a boat for a fraction of the cost of current racing boats. My ideas hinged around high performance, easy building, fun to sail and reasonably cheap Today Storer Boats are built in all countries and we have active groups on Facebook for the following groups Goat Island Skiff Open Goose Storer Boat plans Really Simple Sails