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Plans & Kits
If you’re in the market for a boat to build, this directory of Boat Plans & Kits is a fine place to start. And if your company sells plans or kits, we invite you to list your offerings here. There is no charge for listing, but the featured boats must be built of wood. To refine your search of this directory, use quotation marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you’ll receive all the listings that include the words Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine your search, enter “Nutshell Pram Kit”; you’ll then see only the results for Nutshell Pram kits.
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To refine your search, add quote marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you will get all the listings which include Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine, search “Nutshell Pram Kit” and you’ll see just Nutshell Pram Kit results.
Sailboats - Cruising
This 24' Australian design provides three arrangements to choose from-a small cuddy, or two cabin styles.
Construction is plywood with a single hard-chine.
Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.
Alternative construction: Strip.
Lofting is required.
Oar / Paddle
Like its sisterships, the Freedom 15 features an asymmetrical hull with a fine bow and slightly fuller stern. Great for camping, day trips, fishing and just playing around.
This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.
Sailboats - Racing
This boat, with a LOA of 8 mt,develops an internal volume such as to allow 6 crew members a sailing cruise.The hull lines and deck lines are to corner for simplicity of construction, and are harmonized with the hull volume.
Oar / Paddle
Sea Otter was designed for an adult night school class I was teaching in boat building, in which nine boats were built at one time. Actually the principles of construction used in Sea Otter are the same as used in many of our larger designs.
Sailboats - Daysailers
Stable, easily handled family daysailer with a lead ballast keel. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 9 sheets.
Interested in building your own boat? Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, NC sells Simmons Sea-Skiff boat plans in 18′, 20′ and 22′.Thomas Norwood Simmons was born in 1908 in Wilmington and lived most of his life on Myrtle Grove Sound. He was a carpenter by trade.