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Boat Plans & Kits

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Floom, RYD-29.6

Designer: 
Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
Experienced because of size

Floom (RYD-29.6) is one in a series of river/houseboat designs. This version is available in two widths, 7' and 9'. The V bottom hull propels very easily, doesn't slap and is quite stable.

Whilly Tern

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Construction — Glued lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area — Lug 83 sq. ft. Sloop 95 sq. ft.

12' WEE ROB Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

Light, elegant double-paddle canoe for glued-seam lapstrake construction.

Can be built 12′, 13′ 7″, or 15′ 2″ from the same set of plans.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional...

Seaclipper 10

Designer: 
John Marples
Skill Level to Build: 
beginning

This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family.  The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand.  Performance is lively, with good...

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

18' 6" Garden's Eel

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.

Plans...

20' Dark Harbor 12 1/2

Designer: 
B.B. Crowninshield
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

20' LOA carvel-planked open daysailer. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 4 sheets, and suggested for experienced builders only as the plans...

Goat Island Skiff

Designer: 
Michael Storer
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Novice

The Goat has become known worldwide for being a simple to build and simple to sail that delivers.

In events it has shown that light with low drag has competed to be more than equal to bigger and more complicated boats. Even rowing head to...

27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Designer: 
Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

Mini Skeeter Iceboat

Designer: 
John Eisenlohr
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

The Mini Skeeter was made primarily as a fun leisure iceboat that I could use on smaller lakes. The goal I was aiming for is a small, comfortable, warm iceboat that looks elegant. The fuselage is about slightly more than10′ long. The beam is 82...