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Taal Touring SUP – Stand Up Paddle Board

lightweight simple plywood SUP - stand up Paddleboard -

lightweight simple plywood SUP - stand up Paddleboard -

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

Goat Island Skiff – simple ply, modern performance and famous worldwide

lug sails at very competitive prices -

Dave LaFontaine's Goat Island Skiff Chivita with New York Backdrop

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

Visit the Goat group on Facebook.

Quick Canoe 155 – Simple build in a 2+ weekends.

Quick Canoe simplest plywood canoe. Build in two weekends: storer boat

Plywood DIY canoe looks good on the beach.

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.

Quick Canoe Electric – Cargo Canoe for Electric trolling Motor 34lbs thrust

Quick Canoe Electric . DIY plywood for for fishing and roofracking

Quick canoe electric for cheap trolling motor. Family cruising. quick build, economical to run.

Keeps the simplicity and low materials cost of the Quick Canoe Family. Does 5 ot 6mph with good range with a 34lb thrust Minn Kota or other electric trolling motor.  Very detailed Plans $30

Eureka Canoe – pretty, simple and classic

How to lightweight a canoe: Eureka lightweight easy to build plywood canoe:

eureka plywood canoe plan. Scarf or butt strap join for plywood boats

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.

Oz Goose – fast, family friendly 12 ft boat that is about the simplest build.

Oz Goose sail boat race fleet on Taal Lake.. There is a second fleet in Cebu. - storer boat plans

kids learing to sail in an Oz Gooze simple inexpensive sailboat - storer boat plans

Oz Goose seconds before massive nosedive. Video here. Storer boat plans

Ten boat Oz Goose community build Cebu Philippines.

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

15 1/2 ft Rowboat – easy pretty plywood

Simple plywood rowboat plan:

Simple, lightweight rowing boat for one person and maybe a passenger based on the Goat Island Skiff.

“BETH” Sailing Canoe – simple, brilliant performance – one person cartop.

Photo of Beth Sailing Canoe taken at Tuncurry.

Beth sailing canoe heading upwind with yachts in the background. A lug rig can point.

A touch of the 1870’s but fast and fun. Yawl Rig with speed. Racing dinghy experience recommended!  70lbs hull. $100

OZ RACER – 2 versions – 8ft version of the Oz Goose

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 RV has more space in the cockpit and is a slightly simpler build. 4 sheets plywood

OzRacer RV easy build plywood boat 8ft long:

OzRacer  Mk 2 has a centreboard for more performance but a bit less room for extra crew. Three sheets plywood.

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Also consider the equally simple 12ft Oz Goose for more capablity with two or three adults – room for the family

Handy Punt – simple plywood fishing punt – roofrack

Handy Punt, simple outboard fishing family punt, stable, easy to roofrack.

Handy Punt Plan. Light simple cartoppable fishing and family outboard utlity.

Outboard motored Punts are the simplest boats Good performance, easy construction, stable fishing platforms and lightweight.

Micro Sleep aboard Beach Cruiser by Perttu

Ocean explorer microcruiser 8ft based on OzRacer.

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.

Russki – a simple one person plywood surfski

Russki, simple sit on top paddleboard surski.

Two sheets of ply.  Roofrackable The most portable type of boat.

Dayboat/Launch 23/27ft (7/8.4m) – Simple Cruiser

Dayboat Launch comes in 23 and 27ft versions. Minimal sleep and camp aboard motor cruiser for outboard.

Dayboat Launch Picnic outboard cruiser or minimal stay aboard.

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.

“Venezia” trailerable canal boat sleeps 2 to 4

Venezia Riverboat Cabin Cruiser, minimal sleep aboard. Flexible interior.

A 8.2m (27ft) boat for gentle cruising in rivers and canals. Great appearance, sleeping accom, sep. toilet.  15hp 4-stroke

TC35 Riverboat – minimal liveaboard boat 35ft

TC35 minimal liveaboard lake and river cruiser. Very economical.

Revised design for an efficient low horsepower riverboat – 35ft. 1 x 15hp or 2 x 10/15hp.  Simple Construction

Drop-in sail Rig for canoes and kayaks

Drop in sailing rig converts almost any canoe and many kayaks into a sailboat. One piece supports mast and leeboard and removes easily.

convert a canoe, kayak or small dinghy into a sailing boat. Add a sail. Simple drop in rig plan:

Turn almost any  Kayak or Canoe into an INSTANT SAILBOAT.

Canoe Outriggers – Plywood, narrow hull stability. Diving, Sailing, Fishing, Snorkelling

Light outriggers to add to your canoe for stability. Fast sailing, Fishing or Diving:

Drop in outriggers for excellent sailing ability or a stable fishing or diving platform. No component weighs more than 10lbs.

Drop in outrigger plan. Turns any canoe, kayak or narrow dinghy into a stable sailing or diving platform

Use a Canoe or Kayak for performance sailing or as a stable fishing platform or to make a super quick sailing multihull


Free Paddle Plans from storer boat plans. full quality commercial plan for free

Free paddle and oar plans. Classic designs Herreshoff with simplified blades.

Classic TWO bladed paddle Classic SINGLE bladed paddle, BENT single bladed paddle 9ft Oars – drawing only

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