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A beautiful plywood Stand Up Paddleboard designed for distance paddling. 12ft and Stable for beginners but with the low drag of a kayak/pintail type hull (see the stern photos). Very detailed Plans $80
An excellent sailing skiff – light, fast, pretty and easy to build. Rows and Motors and will sail rings around other character boats. Very detailed Plans $100
First one took the builder 4 1/2 hours to get on the water – but me longer! It has been designed to be as easy to build as possible while keeping some of the qualities of a good paddling canoe – in particular the ability to track – Click here for a comparison between plywood canoe plans.
Light on the land, Pretty anywhere, Excellent distance touring boats. 15’6″, simple construction 44 – 32lbs (15 to 20kg) – Click here for a comparison between plywood canoe plans.
The Oz Goose is super easy to build, has excellent racing performance but is stable and docile enough for three beginners to sail with good sensitivity and speed. Lighter than a Laser and a fraction of the cost. Plan $36. Link goes to Oz Goose Website.
Also visit the Oz Goose Group on Facebook
A touch of the 1870’s but fast and fun. Yawl Rig with speed. Racing dinghy experience recommended! 70lbs hull. $100
OZ RACER – 8ft version of the Oz Goose – 2 designs.
A shorter version of the perfect first sailing boat – cheap, fast to build and an excellent sailer. Plans $20 – a modern boatbuilding course in a book.
OzRacer Mk2 $20 – the best simple plywood sailboat for experienced or solo sailors wanting very best performance – formerly the OzRacer Mk2 – Also consider the 12ft Oz Goose for more capablity with two or three adults – room for the family
Outboard motored Punts are the simplest boats Good performance, easy construction, stable fishing platforms and lightweight.
A brilliant bit of industrial design. A tiny 8ft sleepaboard beach cruiser. Easy to store, inexpensive to build, but uses all my highly developed Oz Racer parts except for the hull. This takes you to the Duckworks website.
Two sheets of ply. Roofrackable The most portable type of boat.
2 lengths in the one plan pack includes Venezia below. Picnic boat, party boat, rivercruiser, campaboard, mini home-away-from home. Simple construction. 10hp 4-stroke.
A 8.2m (27ft) boat for gentle cruising in rivers and canals. Great appearance, sleeping accom, sep. toilet. 15hp 4-stroke
Revised design for an efficient low horsepower riverboat – 35ft. 1 x 15hp or 2 x 10/15hp. Simple Construction
Turn almost any Kayak or Canoe into an INSTANT SAILBOAT.
Use a Canoe or Kayak for performance sailing or as a stable fishing platform or to make a super quick sailing multihull