DIY Wood Boat Books
88 page, step by step instructions for
building Pod using modern
plywood building techniques and materials
Yours to download (pdf) for
This dory is a natural for the man who likes a bit of exercise
appreciates the simplicity and silence of a well-designed rowboat.
A narrow bottom, tapered at both ends, enables her to slice
water with a minimum of effort and flaring sides make her safe and dry
in a chop.
Pod, has a beam of 52in and an overall length of 15ft, 5in.
Three pieces of marine plywood make up the sides and bottom
frames are required.
This rowing boat plan makes boatbuilding about as simple as it
gets and the result is a light, clean hull with fewer places for rot to
However, for those who feel better with conventional framing,
frames are included in the drawings.
Everything you need to know from
building to launching.