May 03, 2012

The Boat Plans

Calendar for Goat Island Skiff sailboat - plan and plywood kit available

STOP PRESS - the Goat Island Skiff Calendar

Put together by the Goat Island Skiff Group on Facebook - Heavy gloss paper - suitable for framing.  Goats in the USA, Australia and UK.  Sailing, Camping, Racing
$26 plus post 17 x 11"
Electric squareback canoe 6mph with an electric trolling motor - cartoppable

Quick Canoe Electric - for Minn Kota trolling Motor

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

Goat Island Skiff - simple ply, modern performance

An excellent sailing skiff - light, fast, pretty.
Rows and Motors and will sail rings around other character boats.

Micro Sleep aboard Beach Cruiser by Perttu

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

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

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. 

Eureka Canoe - a pretty, simple and classic canoe

Light on the land, Excellent distance touring boats. 15'6", simple construction 44 - 32lbs (15 to 20kg) - Click here for a comparison between plywood canoe plans.

Goose - supplement for a 12ft OzRacer/OZ PDRacer

The basic OzRacer sails well with two aboard, but some might like the extra space of the PDGoose.  Use the OzRacer plans to make all the bits but this supplement for a longer hull.  You can build one of each hull and then choose which one to sail.

15 1/2 ft Rowboat - easy pretty plywood rowboat

Simple, lightweight rowing boat for one person based on the Goat Island Skiff. 

"BETH" Sailing Canoe - simple, brilliant performance

A touch of the 1870's but fast and fun.
Racing dinghy experience recommended!  
ozracerRV - simplest possible sailing boat, detailed cheap plan

OZ RACER - simplest plywood sailboat - 2 choices!

The perfect first sailing boat - cheap, fast to build and an excellent sailer.  Plans $20 - a modern boatbuilding course in a book.

Handy Punt - simple plywood fishing punt - roofrack

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

Russki - a simple one person plywood surfski

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

Dayboat/Launch 23ft (7m) - Simple Plywood Cruiser

Picnic boat, party boat, rivercruiser, campaboard, mini home-away-from home.  Simple construction. 10hp 4-stroke

"Venezia" trailerable canal boat sleeps 2 to 4

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

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

Turn almost any  Kayak or Canoe into an INSTANT SAILBOAT.

Canoe Outriggers - Plywood, stability for narrow hulls

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


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

September 08, 2009

This blog is being moved.

This blog is being transferred to my own website. All the posts have already been copied over ...

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